Young people are directly affected by conversations about state and federal budgets, yet their voices are often ignored. The third-annual "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" national youth film festival seeks to change that.
It asks, “What would you do with $1 trillion—for yourself, your family, and your community?” Submissions are due Jan. 11, 2013.
American Friends Service Committee--Chicago and National Priorities Project proudly presents the Second Annual AFSC Benefit and the "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival. Join us for a night of peace, dialogue, and activism!
Private Reception - 6:00 PM
For more information or questions: Call Karen at 312-427-2533 x33 or email her at email@example.com
American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are proud to invite you to the World Premiere of the 2nd Annual "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival.
The IHTD Youth Film Festival asks young people to speak out on the federal budget and asks them to consider: The $1 trillion spent yearly on the U.S. military The $1 trillion spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan The $1 trillion plus in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans
Please join us for an evening of youth voices on the cost of war.
We will mark the exit of US combat troops from Iraq and the impact of 30 years of war and sanctions. There will be a toll-free call-in number available. Event speakers include: Kathy Kelly, Raed Jarrar, Celeste Zappala, Abdulla Al-Obeidi, Mary Trotochaud, and Rick McDowell.
Thank you for standing with AFSC and the Wage Peace campaign in 2011!
There are many of you who have worked for years to insure that there would be no permanent US military bases in Iraq and that US troops would leave.
Congratulations, yesterday the last US combat troops deployed out of Iraq.
November 2011 Program Update with Michael McConnell
This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from November 10, 2011 with General Secretary Shan Cretin and Great Lakes Regional Director Michael McConnell, who is based out of Chicago.
They discussed AFSC’s work for Economic Justice, including discussion of the ‘Human Cost’ of war banners and the ‘Windows and Mirrors mural exhibit. They also covered AFSC involvement with ‘Occupy Together’ and resources such as ‘Move the Money Toolkit’ and the ‘If I Had a Trillion Dollars’ youth film contest and festival.
With President Obama's confirmation that all US troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year it's time again to consider the human and financial costs of war. More than $1 trillion have been spent on Iraq and Afghanistan, just imagine what benefit that money could have wrought. It’s time to hear what young people – who will be paying for these wars for years to come – have to say about how best to remedy the distorted spending priorities shown in the current federal budget.
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