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KC Program Coordinator, Ira Harritt, at Rally for Bradley Manning.

Comments made by Ira Harritt, KC AFSC Program Coordinator at "Rally For Bradley" on June 4, 2011 in Leavenworth, KS.

 

Bradley Manning Rally 6-4-11

Kansas City AFSC staff, members of the AFSC Area Program Committee and volunteers participated in the June 4th “Rally for Bradley” and a march and vigil in Leavenworth, KS near the Military Prison where Bradley Manning is being held.

The event was the first large public rally since Bradley Manning was transferred to Fort Leavenworth in April 2011.

Buried alive: Long-term isolation in California youth and adult prisons

Published in May 2008 by AFSC's Laura Magnani, this report details the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's over-use and misuse of isolation units, with six recommendations for change.

Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation Ceramony

Youth celebrating after proclamation ceramony.

One of the youth celebrating after the proclamation ceramony.  Her sign reads: "Your human rights are protected by law."

Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation Ceremony

One of the youth celebrating on the steps of City Hall after the proclamation cermony.

Pittsburgh declared 5th Human Rights City in the US.

On April 19 AFSC’s Racial Justice Through Human Rights (RJTHR) youth group accomplished their goal when Pittsburgh was declared a Human Rights City. Youth from the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy joined the RJTHR youth during the presentation of the proclamation in a ceremony during City Council. Five of the RJTHR youth accepted the Proclamation and spoke about their hope and concerns for the future of Pittsburgh.  

Celebrating Pittsburgh being declared a Human Rights City

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Through Human Rights Youth and Pittsburgh Cares, Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy celebrating Pittsburgh becoming a Human Right City on the steps of the City County building.

City of Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation

Proclamation by Pittsburgh City Council declaring Pittsburgh a Human Rights City.

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