Calling forth the Goodness podcasts

Acting in Faith podcast: Rustin and the March

William DiCanzio's new play, "Rustin and the March," on Bayard Rustin and his important role in organizing the 1963 March on Washington, is being performed in open readings in and around the city of Philadelphia this year. Madeline Schaefer attended one of these readings and spoke with DiCanzio, the play's future director, Benjamin Lloyd, and the play's leading actor, Frank X, about the power and legacy of Bayard Rustin's message of nonviolence.

From the inside, out: Transforming Baltimore prisons

Baltimore

Vacant row homes await demolition in Baltimore's Middle East neighborhood next to the expanding Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

The Friend of a Friend mentoring program in Baltimore is doing more than providing support for incarcerated men; it is inspiring a movement for serious reform of the criminal justice system, from the inside out. 

Madeline Schaefer sits down with participants as they share stories of the program's success and their own transformation. By learning how to deal with conflict nonviolently, and by connecting with one another, participants are reclaiming their voices and speaking truth to power.

Acting in Faith podcast: Calling forth the goodness, Episode 4

Calling Forth the Goodness is a podcast series produced through AFSC's Friends relations blog, Acting in Faith. It features the voices of communities that work together to create change.

Deported without warning: How the loss of a father in Newark is affecting a community (PODCAST)

Newark, African immigrants with signs

Newark immigration demonstration

Two participants in AFSC's Newark May 1st rally for humane immigration reform.

In the middle of May 2013, Kofi (whose name was changed for this story) was detained and deported to his home country in Africa. The family he left behind—including a girlfriend and two children—are struggling with his absence, unsure of their future or his fate. Listen to the story of this family, and hear how the AFSC community in Newark is speaking out against his deportation and others that tear apart families.

To Heal the World: Building an immigrants' rights movement in Denver, Colorado (PODCAST)

"Families belong together" protest puppet download

Press conference in front of Senator Bennet's office in Denver, Colorado.

What do safe communities really look like? That question has been the focus of many in Denver, Colo., a city that has been home to many immigrants over the past 20 years. For AFSC, the answer can only be found by bringing together immigrants and non-immigrants to work together to ensure the fair treatment of all of the city's residents and work for equal human rights. Listen to the voices of community members working with AFSC to support the rights of immigrants in the Denver area.

To Heal the World: Building an immigrants' rights movement in Denver, Colorado (PODCAST)

What do safe communities really look like? That question has been the focus of many in Denver, Colo., a city that has been home to many immigrants over the past 20 years. For AFSC, the answer can only be found by bringing together immigrants and non-immigrants to work together to ensure the fair treatment of all of the city's residents and work for equal human rights. Listen to the voices of community members working with AFSC to support the rights of immigrants in the Denver area.

Working at the Root: An audio documentary

Nob Hill Market, May 2012

Nob Hill Market, May 2012

Farm trainee Joseluis Ortiz selling produce at farmer's market.

Hear the story of how AFSC partnered with local organizations in the South Valley of New Mexico to create the Farmer to Farmer training program.  Participants in the program have recently formed the Agri-cultura Network, a brokerage of farmers that provides local public schools with fresh vegetables year round.  Listen to the voices of the community members who have contributed to this program's success. - Madeline

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