AFSC Iowa

Iowans rally for fairness on Tax Day

These are Tax Day 2014 remarks by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator at a rally outside the Federal Building in Des Moines. To view photos of both Tax Day events in Des Moines, click here.

Good Afternoon, Friends.

Introducing Katie Huerter, AFSC Iowa Middle East Peace Associate

In this three-minute video, Katie Huerter introduces herself, her work with AFSC Iowa, and what motivates her to seek peace and justice in Palestine-Israel.

Tax Day event to focus on Israel-Palestine

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00am

End Taxpayer Support for the Illegal Israeli Occupation of Palestine.

Join us on Tax Day
Tuesday, April 15, 11:00 am

Main Post Office
1165 2nd Ave, Des Moines

 

Shannon Sullivan reception in Des Moines

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan is Regional Director of AFSC's Midwest Region.

Reception for Shannon Sullivan in Des Moines

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan is Regional Director of AFSC's Midwest Region.

You’re cordially invited to meet and welcome Shannon Sullivan, Regional Director, AFSC Midwest Regional Office.

Shannon Sullivan began her service as AFSC Regional Director in December 2013. A passionate social justice activist, she was the founding Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, a statewide organization that works to ensure K-12 schools fully address issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Palm Sunday procession for peace

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:30pm

2:30 pm Gather at the Capitol West Mall

3:00 pm Process downtown

3:45 pm Worship at First United Methodist Church  1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines

Tax Day Protest in Des Moines

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Budget Banner in Des Moines 2013

Budget Banner in Des Moines 2013

AFSC's budget banner, showing the majority of U.S. discretionary spending going to the Pentagon, shows up outside a middle school slated for closure in Des Moines.

Tues., Apr. 15, 4 p.m., Tax Day Protest.  Federal Building, located at 210  Walnut. Taxes:  Who pays them and who doesn’t?  Who writes our tax policies?  What could we fund, if we stopped using tax money for the weapons industry? 

Featuring the Raging Grannies!

Author calls Israel-US two-state solution a mirage

So why, if all sides are calling for a two-state solution as the final outcome in Palestine-Israel, has 21 years of a “peace process” failed to achieve an agreement? This is the question Josh Ruebner posed to an audience recently at Drake University.

Geral Blanchard on post-traumatic growth

Psychotherapist Geral Blanchard of Des Moines talks about his new book, "Transcending Trauma: Post-Traumatic Growth Following Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse," with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg, Communications Specialist with AFSC's Midwest Region.

Geral can be reached at blanchardgeral@gmail.com.

Kathleen McQuillen and Katie Huerter discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC Iowa and Katie Huerter of Nebraskans For Peace discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum.

Kathleen and Katie talk about an upcoming Midwest speaking tour by author Josh Ruebner.

Katie's blog can be found here.

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