The Campus Organizing and Grassroots Advocacy Training conference was put on by AFSC and Interfaith Peace Builders and held at the Cesar Chavez School for Public Policy in Washington DC. When we arrived energetic young people from the high school greeted us, where they, in addition to about 200 others actively participated in the conference over the weekend. Saturday’s activities focused on campus organizing and were intended to support the students who came from college campuses all over the country.
Dr. James Zogby has been instrumental in helping Arabs better understand America and encouraging Americans to better understand the Arab world. Arab Voices brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding the people of the Arab world. Here, Jim debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality.
“Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”
The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is “I Know I’m Not Alone,” a documentary that follows musician and humans rights worker Michael Franti as he captures the costs of global conflicts in war-torn Iraq, Israel, and occupied Palestine with only a few friends, video equipment, and his guitar.
FICR Program Director Kathy Bergen left with Jean Zaru, Clerk Ramallah Friends Meeting.
Join us to hear a presentation on the work of the Friends International Center and the American Friends Service Committee- from San Francisco to Gaza and Ramallah.
Kathy Bergen will highlight the work of the Friends International Center which provides a resource to the Ramallah community and current conditions facing Palestinians, including two issues of special concern: access and movement and land confiscation and house demolitions.
We speak with Johan Galtung, known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He’s spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. Galtung discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mideast talks, why President Obama is losing his base, and much more.
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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