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ConneXions Academy libarary opening: An Interview with principal Kia Harper by Friend of a Friend Program Director Dominque Stevenson

In October 2014, AFSC’s Friend of a Friend program organized a book drive to support the opening of a library at ConneXions Academy in Baltimore. Led by Friend of a Friend associate Marshall “Eddie” Conway, the drive brought in thousands of books to fill the empty shelves, which were unveiled in a public ceremony featuring activist artist Emory Douglas.

Dominque Stevenson: How did ConneXions [Community Leadership Academy] become involved with AFSC?

Q&A with Eddie Conway: Former prisoner works to bring people together

Eddie Conway is a former Black Panther political prisoner. He served 43 years in the Maryland prison system for a crime he has maintained he did not commit. During this time, he organized many campaigns and programs to assist the prison population, including AFSC's Friend of a Friend program.

AFSC South Star Summer 2014

Summer 2014 issue of the AFSC South Region's South Star newsletter.

Documentary featuring AFSC staffer wins top prize

“Comrade Sunshine” named Best Documentary at independent film festival

Mentorship leads incarcerated men to leave violence behind

Mike and Russell

Mike and Russell

Mike Perry (left) mentored Russell Green (right) when they were incarcerated in a Maryland prison. Today, both men work for the program through advocacy, mentorship, and community engagement. See more photos.

In Maryland state prisons, men siphoned out of Baltimore as part of the “war on drugs” have fostered community and leadership development through the Friend of a Friend program. 

Maryland prisoner, mentor unfairly transferred away from support network

In the Land of the Free

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Angola State Prison

healing Justice, Friend of a Friend, black men, art activism

Prisoners perform hard labor at the Angola State Prison in Lousiana

CURRENTS is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.  

Screening of the film “Land of the Free” about the Angola 3’s three generations in solitary confinement, followed by a discussion moderated by Dianne Mathiowetz and featuring Akinyele Umoja, African american Studies department head at Georgia State University and  Dominique Stevens from the AFSC Baltimore Healing Justice program focusing on the case of Marshall Eddie Conway and the over incarceration of African-American males.

Friend of a Friend

Dominque and Bashi, AFSC staff, present a certificate to Thomas-Bey at his graduation ceremony.

MD Peace with Justice_0610

Graduation Class: A Friend of a Friend Project

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