AFSC Iowa

Hawkeye Vision 2012: Caucusing for Working Families

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 10:00am

http://www.facebook.com/events/302526243102048/

Presented by the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund.

Please join us for a political roundtable featuring key leaders who will offer the progressive viewpoint on the important issues facing working families and the role those issues will play in the 2012 elections.

Occupy the Statehouse CCI rally and lobby day

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:00am

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s "Occupy the Statehouse" rally and lobby day.  On Tuesday, January 10, Gov

Occupy Iowa sets events for Dec. 17-18

Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 11:00am

Occupy Des Moines

Occupy Des Moines in front of the State Capitol

Iowans gather in front of the state capitol to Occupy Des Moines in October 2011. For a slideshow of images, please click here.

Saturday, Dec. 17

What: Rally and Occupation of Pres. Obama IA Campaign HQ in DM

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Site: 621 E. Second St, DM IA

For more info contact:

Screening of Train to Nowhere

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:30pm

The documentary, 'Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation', offers an honest but compassionate look at the deaths of the eleven undocumented immigrants in 2002, found in a rail freight car in Denison, Iowa. The documentary breaks free of the standard immigration story in examining the case from various viewpoints: that of the immigration agent, the brother of a victim from Guatemala, and a one-time train conductor imprisoned for working with the smugglers.

New AFSC Iowa Immigration Poster in Spanish

Designed by Gratama Lavine Design Studio in Iowa City, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

New AFSC Iowa Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

Designed by Ab Gratama

Designed by Gratama Lavine Design Studio in Iowa City, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

Sandra Sanchez Talks Immigrant Rights on La Reina

Celebrating international human rights, immigrants in Iowa show their knowledge of human rights through a small contest put forth by Sandra Sanchez (IVP director) in radio La Reina. Sandra was proud that five out of five answered the questions correctly! Now she wonders, would the average American know their rights that well?

Cindy and Craig Corrie Pursue Accountability from Israel

Cindy Corrie and Iyyad Rayyan in Des Moines. Photo by Michael Gillespie.

Native Iowans Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who, on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.

In Iowa, Palestinians Focus on Palestine

By Kathleen McQuilllen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

An anthropology class at Central College in Iowa recently hosted an AFSC-supported panel discussion to learn what they could about one area of the world they had recently been studying: Palestine. Three Palestinians living in Iowa participated on the panel and were eager to shed some light on Palestinian history, culture, strengths and hopes for the future.

Des Moines Examines the Federal Budget

By Jeffrey J. Weiss

On December 7, 33 people representing various organizations gathered at the Quaker Friends Meeting House to discuss the 2010 U.S. Federal Budget.

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