Peace and Youth

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The Next Generation of Peace in Chicago

On Wednesdays at around 10:00 am, the AFSC Chicago office comes alive. This is the day that all six of our new Apprentices take part in a skill-building workshop ranging from strategic planning to designing educational resources to lobbying and so much more.

Video Contest Winners Make an Impression in D.C.

On February 14, President Obama released his Federal Budget for 2012. The next day, five youth from Boston and the Bronx sent a message to Congress about their budget priorities. They were there as the first prize winners in the AFSC and National Priorities Project (NPP) spon- sored youth video contest, “If I Had A Trillion Dollars.”

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

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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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