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Black History Month: Creating a History Wall of Logan

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the hard won victories for civil rights and justice--and reflect on how far we’ve come both as a nation and as a community.

 Please join the Believing All is Possible (BAPS) Youth Leadership Group and the Logan County Improvement League in the creation of…

A History Wall: The Great Journey of Logan

Screening and Panel Discussion: Peace, Education, and Justice

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 6:15pm - 9:00pm

A joint event in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia 

Attendees in each city will view two short videos and a longer documentary on the intersection of peace, justice, and education, seen through the prism of school funding. The documentary “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” challenges the allegations in the 2010 film "Waiting for Superman" blaming teachers unions for public schools’ ills and touting charter schools as the sole solution.

AFSC Remembers Voting Rights Work in 1960’s Rural South

AFSC Active in Promoting Voting Rights in 1960’s Rural South

Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion Planned

by Judy Vaughan

Pittsburgh becomes a Human Rights City

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The AFSC PA, Racial Justice Through Human Rights youth group has called on the City Council to take the first  step to address racial injustices in the City of Pittsburgh by issuing a proclamation declaring Pittsburgh a Human rights City. The Proclamation will be signed by City Council on April 19th.

AFSC has been partnering with the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy, PYLA and after the reading of the proclamation all the youth will march from the City-County building to Market Square to celebrate the proclamation.

City of Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation

Proclamation by Pittsburgh City Council declaring Pittsburgh a Human Rights City.

Youth program on Racial Justice Through Human Rights - First Phase

“Racism is ignorance and it’s been going around for a long time. If we don’t so anything about it now, it will continue to be around for generations. We have to deal with it.” Quote from youth.

What is racism? What are our human rights, and how do we create an environment in which all rights are respected. These are some of the concepts the American Friends Service Committee, (AFSC) Racial Justice Through Human Rights youth group have been learning about and reflecting on.

Hassel Lines

Youth in Pittsburgh Racial Justice through Human Rights exploring ways to address conflicts using Hassel Lines.

One page information on Racial Justice through Human Rights project for youth

One page description of Pittsburgh Racial Justice Through Human Rights Project.

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