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“Poetry for Peace” Youth Night

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Participant in AFSC New Orleans Project's violence reduction training

Participant in AFSC's New Orleans Projects Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Youth poets express their heartfelt wishes for peace and a reduction of violence in new Orleans.  the event follows several weeks when the murder rate for teenage black boys has topped 3 per week.

Participant in AFSC New Orleans Project's violence reduction training

Participant in AFSC's New Orleans Projects Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Peace Is Power Giant Puppet Parade

Marchers in the puppet parade

Marchers in the New Orleans' "Peace is Power Puppet Parade". More pictures from Ted Quant available on his flickr stream.

“Peace Is Power Giant Puppet Parade” Lifts Up New Orleans

“You don’t want to go to war with New Orleans!  We Want Our Peace!  Gotta Have Our Peace!”

Thus chanted youth and community members as they stepped out against violence on the streets of New Orleans in honor of the International Day of Peace, September 18, 2010. The New Orleans staff of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) partnered with Calliope Puppets and the Green Project to host the “Peace is Power Giant Puppet Parade,” an artistic pledge to nonviolence.

SERO Southeast STAR Newsletter, Summer 2010

The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC.  It covers news from our regional and area offices.  

This issue of our quarterly newsletter focuses on the Atlanta Peace Education Program with updates on our work in Miami, New Orleans and North Carolina.

If you would like to recieve a copy by snail mail, write alovelace@afsc.org.

 

Community & Resistance

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

 COMMUNITY AND RESISTANCE Tour featuring New Orleans activists Jesse Muhammad, Victoria Law and Jordan Flaherty

SERO Southeast STAR Newsletter, Spring 2010

The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC.  It covers news from our regional and area offices.  This issue has a special focus on the New Orleans Project.

If you would like to recieve a copy by snail mail, write alovelace@afsc.org.

Louisiana Military Recruitment

New Orleans Peacebuilding Program background  

Peace Building & Conflict Resolution

Effort underway to re-open Circle Food Store

New Orleans Peace Building & Economic Justice Project  

 Effort underway to re-open Circle Food Store

Fresh bell peppers, Eater candy and school uniforms are synonymous with the iconic and now shuttered Circle Food Store which sits at the corner of N. Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues. For 87 years the Circle store has served as one stop shopping experience for the 7th Ward neighborhood.  It was also the only Black owned grocery in New Orleans.

Peace and Economic Justice Issues in New Orleans

New Orleans Peace Building & Economic Justice Project

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