AFSC Iowa

Faith in a Changing Climate

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:00am

Iowa Interfaith Power and Light is announcing its second annual "Faith in a Changing Climate" conference.

Women Standing Up for Freedom

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 9:00am

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

Foro informativo sobre la Accion Diferida

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:00pm

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

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.

Entendamos qué significa la Acción Diferida

para los soñadores (“Dreamers”) 

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Sandra Sanchez on Deferred Action for DREAMers

Deferred Action for DREAMers, as announced by the Department of Homeland Security on June 15, is explained by Sandra Sanchez during her weekly show at radio La Reina.

“Many parents and Dreamers had questions that hopefully this show will answer,” said Sandra during the show.

The show is in Spanish.

Arizona Ruling Prompts Iowa Rally for Immigrant Rights

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.

AFSC internship balances the books for Iowa student

"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.

Experience with immigrants changes Iowa intern

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.

Inside Palestine Today, the UN, and Where Do We Go From Here

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.

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: The Nuclear Fallout

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 7:30pm

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

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.

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.

Denise O'Brien to Share Her Afghanistan Stories

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

WFAN Co-Founder Denise O'Brien to Share Her Afghanistan Stories May 31 at Drake University

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