Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.
By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator
Thanks to all Kansas Citians who participated in the Occupy the Dream: Dr. King on Economic Justice and the Occupy Wall Street Movement forum on January 16. The event was powerful and engaged over 200 area residents in consideration of King’s call for economic justice, the civil rights movement and the Occupy movement.
On December 11, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King said "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
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
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.