Hundreds of youth give their answers in 3d annual If I Had a Trillion film festival
More than 240 youth have submitted 63 videos – a record - for the third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollar” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP).
AFSC Area Office of the Carolinas is pleased to co-sponsor the new Peaceful Means Film Series in Durham, NC, a film series about ordinary people making a world of difference through peaceful means. AFSC joins Durham Peace Action, Veterans for Peace (Eisenhower Chapter), and the Triangle/Chapel Hill Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; and Witness for Peace Southeast in presenting these exciting events. All films are shown at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City
“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution
Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.
The "If I Could Change the World" Spoken Word Project is organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee in colloboration with The Writers Place and works to help youth communicate their hopes and visions for a better world.
AFSC interns and spoken word artists will present 90 minute to two hour interactive educational workshops in one or two sessions to school and youth groups to engage youth in developing their ideas about how they would change the world and in creating spoken word pieces which communicate their visions.
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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