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Introducing "Demilitarize!"

Welcome to Demilitarize! a new bi-monthly publication for informing and empowering activism to demilitarize police in the United States and stop U.S. weapons sales for the war in Mexico.

DC Human Rights Summit offers youth advocacy opportunity

On June 22nd, 2015,  a group of young people and AFSC staff from the DC Peace & Economic Justice Project and West Virginia's Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) gathered for a week in order to discuss human rights and prepare for a day of meeting with elected officials. The DC Youth Human Rights Summit, a weeklong event now in its third year, was supported by Bethesda Friends Meeting as well as the Barrett Foundation.

SOAR takes flight: Youth protest across South Region

In January, AFSC staff and youth from across the South Region led protests and a national panel discussion to confront the issue of police violence and militarization in the United States.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday served as the launch date for SOAR (South Organizing Against Racism), which inspired youth-led events in over 15 cities including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Greensboro, Miami and New Orleans.

How to be human: Youth leading youth in D.C.

“Starting this human rights program has shown us how to be better human beings for ourselves and the world around us” claims Mika, a M.O.M.I.E.S. youth ambassador and 8th grader at Howard University Middle School in Washington, D.C.

Throughout the year, M.O.M.I.E.S. (Mentoring of Minorities in the Education System) ambassadors in D.C. have learned about their human rights and started advocating for social change.

Youth Summit 'An unforgettable experience'

Students from South Region programs in North Carolina, West Virginia, New Orleans, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., gathered in the nation’s capital in June for a Human Rights Summit organized by Jean Louis Peta Ikambana director of the AFSC-DC program.

The students participated in workshops to prepare for meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill.

D.C. Human Rights Learning Participants Stand Against Bullying at Dunbar High School

Human Rights Learning participants at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. make a statement against bullying through their work with AFSC's DC Peace & Economic Justice Project.

HRCA's Reversing Structural Racism Task Force

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Race Still Matters

Des Moines Human Rights Symposium

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:00am

28th Annual Symposium

Greater Des Moines Friends of Human Rights, Inc.

Celebrating Sixty (60) Years of Human & Civil Rights Education in Metropolitan Des Moines

Presenting Sponsor

Des Moines University

3206 Grand Ave.

March 19, 2014

Human Rights Learning: Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.


Wilson High School students discuss their human rights learning projects as part of AFSC's D.C. Peace & Economic Justice Program.


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