If you are one (or how many) who wants to stand up for women's rights SAVE THIS DATE: September 8, Nollen Plaza – 9 am for WOMEN STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM - DANCING: WILPF member Penny Furgerson, Director of the Gateway Dance Theatre will be directing a Global Dance Action (think the end of Slumdog Millionaire) sponsored by the Women's Int'l League for Peace and Freedom, DSM Branch. Planned Parenthood and American Friends Service Committee have signed on and we are expecting co-sponsors from a myriad of other like-mi
Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, speaks at a rally following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. For a set of photos from the rally, click here.
A broad coalition of Iowa groups and individuals rallied at the State Capitol following the U.S. Supreme Court's mixed ruling regarding Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB 1070. Ben Stone, Executive Director of the ACLU in Iowa, said it was an "important day for human rights in this country" and that the one standing provision -- "Show me your papers" -- should be rejected if it's ever introduced in Iowa.
Paul Maciel describes his AFSC internship and thoughts on life.
"Education is nothing without life experience," according to Paul Maciel, an intern with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in the spring of 2012. Paul is finishing his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Grand View University in Des Moines. In this six-minute interview with AFSC regional staff Jon Krieg, Paul reflects on what he learned and shares some of his thoughts about life.
In this four-minute interview with AFSC regional staffer Jon Krieg, Dillon Thornbury describes what he learned about immigration while completing his service-learning project with the legal services component of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program in Des Moines. A double major in psychology and Spanish at Central College, Dillon hopes to study immigration law in the future.
In this two-part video by Rodger Routh, John Dabeet, US Coordinator for UN recognition of a Palestinian state and a professor of economics at Muscatine Community College, offers his thoughts at the conclusion of a four-part AFSC series entitled "Palestine is Still the Issue."
To view part two of John Dabeet's talk, click here.
Eloise Cranke and Ann Naffier, both former AFSC staff, join Highway Sigadi, formerly of the Simon Estes Youth Choir from Cape Town, South Africa, in leading songs at the 2010 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration in Des Moines.
Monday, August 6, 2012 - 7:30pm
This event will include dignitaries, music, and a time to gather to lament the horrific nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki --
Details to follow the list of speakers and musicians ......
The organizers of this event share the idea that nuclear weapons must be abolished from the face of the earth in order that the human species might live.
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