I am a very fortunate guy, because I work with both the Romero theater troupe and I am on the Area Program Committee of AFSC here in Denver. This past Saturday, September 17, these two groups intersected at the 2011 AFSC Annual Public Gathering here in Denver. One of the highlights of the gathering is the Jack Gore Memorial Peace Award, given this year to Paula VanDusen and Linda Smoke (see below for more info).
Fadima Gologo, AFSC intern, on globalization and migration
Globalization and migration were the focus of Fadima Gologo’s summer 2011 internship with AFSC in Denver. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior International Affairs/Political Science major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
Fadima prepared this zine on the topic for an August workshop on globalization geared mainly for members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights.
Sarah Bardwell, left, receives one of three Jack Gore Memorial Peace Awards at AFSC Colorado's Annual Public Gathering in 2010. Barbara Donachy presents the award to Sarah, whose many interests include youth and militarism.
Friends are warmly invited to join the celebration of AFSC’s energetic work and advocacy on behalf of immigrants, as well as Jack Gore Peace Award honorees and Mountain View Friends Linda Smoke and Paula Van Dusen. The evening will include music, food, a silent auction, and an encore presentation by the Romero Troupe! Please join us!
By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate
AFSC’s immigrant rights organizing team in Denver is good, but their timing? It would be pretty hard to top the rainbow which followed a few sprinkles at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.
The colorful vigil was the capstone event for a group of community members at Something Grown Together, an “autonomously organized social justice institute” in Denver sponsored by Let Us Rise, the Wolcott Family Foundation, and Earth Force.
Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.
Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? Join Us as we reflect on our Vision for….. Human Dignity, Justice and Peace.
By Gabriela Flora, AFSC Project Voice Regional Organizer
We have been strengthening, expanding and deepening our relationship with Regis University in Denver. The panel, workshops and class project AFSC has partnered with Regis on have provided important mechanisms to work with students and faculty to educate about, bring light to and work for change on immigration issues.
By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director
Over a year ago I brought together a core group of 10 people to think about how to start a visitation and family support and empowerment program. Those ten people formed a group called Colorado AID. AFSC staff are key members of this group, continue to steer it and have dedicated a phone extension to the group’s hotline.
Denver, CO -- (June 20, 2011) El programa de Colorado del Comité de los Amigos Americanos (AFSC) rechaza los ajustamientos infructuoso de parte del Departamento de Seguridad de la Patria dirigidos al fracaso total del Iniciativa “Comunidades Seguras” y sus abusos continuos de derechos civiles e humanos.
Denver, CO -- (June 20, 2011) The Colorado office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) rejects the Department of Homeland Security’s recently announced fruitless adjustments to address the overall failure of the Secure Communities Initiative and its continued civil and human rights abuses.
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