"My name is Destiny Gallagher, I am 15 years old, and I have some important questions."
February 2014 – With her speech in hand Destiny Gallagher approached the podium and saw the floor and galleries in the House of Delegates chamber at West Virginia’s State Capitol filled with people and news cameras everywhere. As a fifteen year old from Boone County, she was the youngest person to speak at the public hearing on the chemical spill which affected 300,000 residents’ drinking water. Destiny had some tough questions for our legislators and spoke eloquently and powerfully about the dangerous impact of too much corporate power. Destiny said, “We deserve better.
The Toolkit is a collection of documents and resources that we hope will help you speak up in support of comprehensive humane immigration reform. It is crucial that your Congressional Representative and Senators hear from many people who support fair, just, humane reform. These resources will help you craft your own message. You might also simply want to send the New Path document and testimony AFSC has given with a note saying that you like what is said in those documents and hope that they will read them. What is important is that you speak up!
The American Friends Service Committee and Voices of Hope Productions joined forces to support, through the medium of film, community groups and policy organizations devoted to men and women returning home after incarceration. These three films are the result. A Failing System was a labor of love by Voices of Hope. No Where to Go and Healing Justice: Transformed Lives were made with the support of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Integrity House, and Women Who Never Give Up, Inc.
Free event in Chicago, May 22! All educators/organizations who attend with 5 or more youth will be entered into a drawing to win a Flip camera! Please direct all questions and RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org and pass it on!
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.