With recent budget cuts, Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles has lost nearly 40 percent of its teachers and seen class sizes nearly double. Its students are organizing to mitigate the effects of the crisis. They asked AFSC to help them build a Peace Garden at their school.
During the International Day of Peace on September 21, AFSC participated in events around the world to support the calls of many communities seeking peace.
AFSC’s Joseph Gerson and Jason Tower spoke at the Northeast Asia Peace and Development Forum in Dalian. They were joined by Johan Galtung – a founder of the field of peace studies – and Song DaeSung of the Korean Sejong Institute.
Literally building peace from the ground up has brought AFSC’s Los Angeles peace education program special recognition. The program is a recipient of the 2010 Subaru of America Healthy Sprouts Award, one of only 30 selected from over 800 applications.
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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AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.