On Saturday, April 7th, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will host a nonviolent resistance training and mural dedication as part of kicking off Chicago Spring (http://chicagospring.org/). April 7th will be a citywide day of action in alliance with Occupy Chicago (http://occupychi.org/) and other peace and justice organizations in anticipation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Chicago on May 20‐21, 2012.
A growing number of groups in Chicago are working together to coordinate a series of events and trainings about the power of nonviolence to effect social change We're hoping these resources will help people all over the world prepare for the NATO Summit being held in Chicago, May 20-21, 2012.
Demonstrations protesting NATO and its wars in 2009 during NATO's 60th anniversary summit in Strassbourg, France. The sign held by the demonstrator says, Too much armor, Too little brains. Extinction welcome.
While heads of state plan for continued fighting in Afghanistan, we will be working on campaigns to bring soldiers home and create a future free of wars and occupation.
This spring, AFSC Chicago brought in two new interns to work in collaboration with staff members and local area high school students to help educate, organize and team up with the community of Chicago for the upcoming NATO Summit in May. They have been working on:
This powerpoint will give you an overview of NATO and the G8, why we should care and what can be done. It runs around 30 minutes. This presentation has a script embedded, so just run it in presentation mode and you can read the script as you present. The presentation is password protected from modifications, so open it in READ ONLY mode.
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.