We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Senate vote on aconstitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United; Congressional support for bombing Syria and (yet again) Iraq; new figures on the growing rich-poor gap; several proposals for a wealth tax; increasing credit card debt; and a new state report documenting how Ohio public schools yet again outperform corporate charter schools.
Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership
AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!
Flyer for the American Friends Service Committee's 2014-15 Youth Civic Engagement Projects. Kansas City area high school-aged youth are invited to participate in creative arts and social change projects. We encourage high school educators and youth leaders to contact us to find out more.
Youth who participated in the 2014 Social Change Institute spoke out about the need for social change and what they learned in the training.
The Institute was organized by the Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee and took place from June 9 through June 20. The Institute's goals were to empower youth, increase their knowledge and skills of nonviolent social change and deepen their commitments to work for a better community and world.
We were proud of the work AFSC did with KC area youth in our Social Change Institute and inspired by the work of the fifteen youth who whole-heartedly participated. We set out to create an environment where all ideas were respected and differences were embraced. We sought to have the youth deepen their understanding of and confront the injustices of our community and the power structures that create so much suffering in the world.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on national AFSC's just issued points on the Iraqi crisis, a proposed global "anti-dollar" alliance and its implications for US residents, the exploding US and global debt, the massive infusion of money out of thin air being invested by the Fed and other central banks into the stock market, the IMF calling for raising the US minimum wage, how the "freeze" of Ohio's energy and efficiency standards proves politicians are more responsive to donors and the public, and the status and worth of federal legisla
Interview of Lois Romanoff, AFSC Committee Member, Move to Amend Cleveland affiliate leader, education reformer.
Lois discusses the state of education: public vs private, charter schools (both non- and for-profit), corporate education "reform" proposals, student test scores, corporatization of testing, the Cleveland "Portfolio Strategy," ALEC, parental and teacher resistance, and Move to Amend.
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