Kansas City youth bound for DC to show their answer in 3rd annual If I Had a Trillion film festival
PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 2, 2013) - A team of Kansas City, Mo., youth are preparing to go to Washington DC to debut their video in the third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP).
Don’t be fooled by multi-national corporations, billionaires and groups like “Fix the Debt!” The deficit is a Trojan Horse used to attack social security, Medicare and other government services for the 99%
American Friends Service Committee, KC Program, 816 931-5256
The Federal Budget Crisis Is Not A Deficit Crisis.
It's A Crisis Of Priorities.
Choosing to continue enormous tax breaks for the millionaires and spending 60 percent of public discretionary dollars on the Pentagon makes no sense, as millions struggle to find work and to feed and house their families.
Please help encourage the youth of Kansas City to use their creativity to speak their peace.
Area youth from the “If I Could Change the World…” Spoken Word Project and American Friends Service Committee interns and other spoken word artists will be touring Kansas City venues performing spoken word from late March to June 2013.
The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth from after-school, faith, and high school settings in creative peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth Film Festival and the If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing ways corporations and the 1% control U.S.
By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City
“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution
Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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