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Pilgrimage for Freedom Throughout Iowa

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 9:00pm

Click here to see the Freedom Pilgrmage itinerary.

 Actions for a Just Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship continue.

A welcoming resolution in Greensboro

Since fall of 2013, AFSC’s North Carolina office has worked with diverse immigrant communities across Greensboro on a project to make the city more welcoming and inclusive. One year later, challenges persist, but the grassroots work is paying off and we are seeing progress: the city unanimously passed a Welcoming Greensboro resolution in April 2014, the Human Relations Commission appointed an immigrant member in October 2014, and an AFSC staff member is chairing a working group to re-develop the city’s International Advisory Committee.

September 2014 Newsletter Released

We have a ton of great articles in this month's newsletter.. As always, our Carolinas office has been super busy and pursuing some incredible work in our community! Check it out!

Full newsletter available here.

AFSC Carolinas August 2014 Newsletter

Updates for our office as of August 8, 2014. These include reflections on the summer camps we co-hosted, perspectives on the situations in Gaza and at the US-Mexico border, and more!

Immigrant Groups Release Welcoming Greensboro Report

Following the City Council’s unanimous passage on April 14, 2014 of a resolution declaring Greensboro a Welcoming City to immigrants and refugees, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Welcoming Greensboro Committee have released a 50-page report on the Welcoming Greensboro Initiative. The report details the challenges faced by the city’s immigrant communities and provides comprehensive recommendations for steps to improve equal access to opportunity for all city residents.

Welcoming Greensboro Initiative Report

On April 15th, 2014, the Greensboro City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring Greensboro to be a "Welcoming City", part of a national movement to create more welcoming and supportive communities for immigrants and refugees. Since then, community groups have been meeting and conducting research to finalize this report and a series of recommendations for the city to pursue in order to make this vision a reality. This document was presented to the City of Greensboro on June 19th, 2014.


Not One More deportation march gathers large crowd in Denver

On Saturday April 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver, immigration rights activists rallied to oppose deportations. Jordan Garcia, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) immigrant ally organizing director stated, "It’s time to stop the practice of tearing apart families and instead uphold the universal value of honoring strong bonds between loved ones. President Obama can and should act immediately to halt deportations.

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Stop deportations now rally set for Des Moines

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Network for Immigration Reform Now--a coalition of organizations including AFSC Iowa, Methodist Federation for Social Action, CCI, LULAC, the United Methodist Church and Las Americas/Trinity UMC--will be hosting a demonstration and press conference for "Stop Deportation Now" at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, outside the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines.

Flyer for National Day of Action Against Deportations

Portland A5 Flyer

Flyer for April 5th #not1more day of action

Flyer for April 5 Day of Action in Portland, OR

Download the flyer for the Community Teach-In Against Deportations, which is happening in conjunction with the April 5 National Day of Action for the #not1more campaign.

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