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Benefit Concert for American Friends Service Committee youth

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Benefit Concert
The American Friends Service Committee PA Youth Program
National Nurses Relief Group for the Philippines 

 An evening of music featuring: The Raging Grannies, Smokestack Lightning and friends and Recording artists Callan and Mark Dignan

Building a community in the face of discrimination

Jodie Geddes Greensboro NC intern

Jodie Geddes, 21, is a student at Guilford College and interned in summer 2013 with AFSC in North Carolina.

Since she was a young girl in Brooklyn, Jodie Geddes has experienced how abuses of power play out in schools and on the streets.

Youth leaders participate in AFSC Human Rights Summit

Youth leaders from St. Louis; New Orleans; Greensboro, N.C.: Washington, D.C.; and Logan, W.Va., were hosted by the D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program for a weeklong Human Rights Summit in Washington in June 2013.

Together the youth explored the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights, conducted research on a human rights issue in their respective community, and helped one another prepare for meetings with their Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.  

Toward a just foreign policy

What would a just foreign policy look like? In this keynote address to Nebraskans for Peace, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, explains why human rights at home and around the world must be our base.

We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible

We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible

Students address gun violence in D.C.

What motivates young people to take action on their beliefs? Human rights learning, and the DC Human Rights project in particular, might be an important piece of the puzzle.

On March 28, 2013—a National Day to Demand Action on Gun Violence—Andy Bloom and Diana Chicas, 17-year-old students from Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., came to City Hall to speak with Councilwoman Mary Cheh about gun violence.

Education as a Human Right flyer

Flyer for Education is a Basic Human Rights event

Education a Human Right

This video was created by the American Friends Service Eommittee, PA program's Racial Justice Through Human Rights group in 2012 together with the Youth Media Advocacy Project. The youth's deep concern for education and the deficiency of the schools led them to want to raise awareness in the community about the right to a good education.




DC kicks off year of human rights learning

Human Rights learning class

Human Rights learning class

Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana (second from left) with students from the human rights learning project at Wilson High School.

 “All human beings are born free and equal. Everyone is entitled to the same human rights without discrimination of any kind. Everyone has the human right to life, liberty, and security.”

Human Rights Resolution: Washington, D.C. 2012

Official document recognizing December 10, 2012 as "Washington, D.C. Human Rights Day" in the District of Columbia.

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