AFSC-SENE works for comprehensive immigration reform. The question of a 10 year old child a rally, “Which half of me will you deport?” reflects the fear that many families in our community live with.
AFSC-SENE works on two interwoven themes: peacebuilding and community justice.
Our peace work engages the people in southeastern New England to support the peaceful resolution of international conflicts. The program works to prevent and end military solutions to problems and supports changing the narrative towards building shared security. We also work for an end to U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. At the local level we offer trainings in nonviolent direct action and support local efforts for food security.
Project Voice organizer Luis Magana works in the San Joaquin valley town of Stockton, an area rich in ethnic diversity, by utilizing emerging community issues and neighborhood campaigns to highlight underlying structural injustices.
Project Voice's purpose is to strengthen the voices of immigrant-led organizations in setting the national agenda for immigration policy and immigrants' rights, in order to foster a fuller integration of immigrants and refugees in their new communities. Project Voice combines local and national organizing, education, and outreach campaigns to achieve a strategic impact on key immigration and refugee issues, including legalization, abuse of authority, community relations, workers' rights, globalization, and other human rights issues.
A diverse group of immigrants have been awarded places in the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program.
Founded in 1998 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), The Pan Valley Institute (PVI) creates a safe place for immigrants and refugees to learn from one another and build community.
200 marched in the small town of Farmersville (pop 11,000) and presented the mayor a petition for the city to reject the anti immigrant proposals in Congress.
For more than 50 years, AFSC's Farm Labor Program (Proyecto Campesino) has supported farmworkers throughout the San Joaquin Valley in their quest for humane working conditions, safer housing, affordable health care, and recognition due them as working members of society. In the wake of recent anti-immigrant scapegoating, Proyecto Campesino has defended the rights of immigrant workers and their families, countering negative public perceptions with accurate information.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.