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Youth Summit on RACE

This story was written by Maya Best, an AFSC PA Racial Justice through Human Rights youth group member. Maya is a junior at Pittsburgh CAPA and an accomplished writer.


FILM: "American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:25am

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher living in Detroit.  Revolution, she says, is about something deep within the human experience--the ability to transform oneself and transform the world.  This film tells her story, with help from Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Davis, Danny Glover, and more.

Race, Personhood and Corporate Power


University of Akron Rethinking Race Series February 6, 2014 Greg Coleridge NE Ohio American Friends Service Committee

The Intersection of Race, Personhood & Corporate Power

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Intersection of Race, Personhood & Corporate Power
Greg Coleridge of Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee
Part of UA Rethinking Race
Thursday February 6 at 6 pm
University of Akron
Student Union 335
Open to the Public
Parking Pass at

Michelle Alexander gives Keynote Speech at AFSC Dinner

Michelle Alexander, a renowned author, civil rights attorney, and prison-reform advocate, delivered this keynote address on May 26 at “Edges of Justice,” an event held by the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco. Only three days before, on May 23, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to greatly reduce its prison population after ruling that the state’s prison system was so overcrowded that it amounted to “cruel and unusual punishment.”

Forum on "Race, Social Justice, and Public Policy"

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

"Race, Social Justice, and Public Policy" is the theme of a public forum sponsored by the Manchester NAACP.

Dustin Washington Asks Provocative Questions About Race and Education

Dustin Washington coordinates the Tyree Scott Freedom School, which teaches young people about racism and how to organize to undo it, through his work at American Friends Service Committee's Seattle office.

Conversations about Race and Equity

Our world views, as well as opportunities that are available, depend on our background.  Definitions of peace, education and equality change according to the experiences of those defining the words. One factor that affects the way we live and relate to each other is race. Although it is not always a primary focus, the American Friends Service

Committee’s commitment to the dignity and worth of each person frequently fosters work on the complicated issues of racism and inequity.

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