Peace and Youth

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High School Media Project for Social Justice

This fall, the Truth in Recruitment Program collaborated with an English class at Benito Juarez high school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The ten-week media project focused on the rich, historical activism in the Pilsen/Little Village neigh- borhoods, particularly the recent, captivating events that took place outside of Whittier Elementary School, just a few blocks from Benito Juarez.

A Letter from the Regional Director

Dear Friends,

We watch in wonder as Arab youth energy erupts in an historic display of nonviolent action for justice. But I am also filled with wonder every day in the Chicago office as I watch our own youth, albeit in more quiet ways, digging in to solve the problems of our own society.

“Skating for Peace” with Peace by Piece Nonviolence Youth Group

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 9:00pm - Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:00am

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

Join the memebers of the New Orleans Project's "Peace by Piece" Team to have some fun and raise money to support their school and community work.

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

Peace Recycled Art Classes

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:30pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:30pm

particpants in New Orleans Project's Recycled Peace Art Classes

New Orleans annual peace puppet parade

Youg artists howing off their creations at the annual Giant Peace Puppet Parade organized by AFSC staffer Ahmane Glover, Community Activist.

Ahmane Glover leads youth in art and healing classes. Using recycled materials and helping young people talk through the violence in their lives to reach peaceful resolution.

Classes continue March-May, every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm until 6:30PM.

particpants in New Orleans Project's Recycled Peace Art Classes

New Orleans annual peace puppet parade

Youg artists howing off their creations at the annual Giant Peace Puppet Parade organized by AFSC staffer Ahmane Glover, Community Activist.

“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

HuffingtonPost: Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation praises the young participants of "If I Had a Trillion" video contest, co-sponsored by AFSC and the National Priorities Project.  They were asked how they would have spent the $1 Trillion spend on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on Feb. 16, two winners will show their answers on Capitol Hill.

New Orleans "Peace by Piece" youth activists at Kingian Training in Atlanta

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Members of the New Orleans "Peace by Piece" violence reduction team attend Kingian Training in Atlanta.

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