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KC Youth Speak Out In DC

Youth represent Kansas City at the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” National Film Festival in Washington, D.C. 

Visions of Peace Festival 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

What is your Vision of Peace?

KCMO Passes Move the Money Resolution!

In response to the misdirected federal budget debate and actions in Washington, D.C. and the disastrous impact it is having on our community and economy, the Kansas City AFSC has organized a Move the Money resolution campaign.

Sample Letter to the Editor - Korea Tensions

Please modify as is appropriate:

To the editor,

The first step to solving a problem is often to stop making it worse (indeed, the first rule of holes is when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging). This certainly applies to the current situation on the Korean Peninsula.

What is the conflict resolver's role in a violent conflicted society?

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:15pm - 9:30pm

Scilla and Paul Wahrhaftig will be speaking on What is the Conflict Resolver’s Role in a Violent Conflicted Society? at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators in Harrisburg, Pa. Scilla is program director of AFSC's Pennsylvania program.

Scilla and Paul are being honored with the Peace Maker of the Year award in recognition of their long-term contributions to peacemaking and the conflict resolution movement.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Kansas City youth change the world with spoken word poetry

American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) “If I Could Change the World” Spoken Word project is getting attention all over the Kansas City area. AFSC Program Coordinator Ira Harritt and Peace Interns Joshua Smith, Isabella Fassi, and Pearl Webb, carried out the project to encourage and engage young people in social action. The project was conducted in collaboration with The Writers Place and area spoken word artists.

Kansas City Move the Money Campaign

The Federal Budget Crisis Is Not A Deficit Crisis.

It's A Crisis Of Priorities.

Choosing to continue enormous tax breaks for the millionaires and spending 60 percent of public discretionary dollars on the Pentagon makes no sense, as millions struggle to find work and to feed and house their families.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars

What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

 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).

Economic disparity or economic equality

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.  

Who we are

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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