Social Justice

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.

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:00am - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 9:00pm

Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the SENE area

Cape Cod Area

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.

Food Policy, Social Justice, Hunger and Sustainability

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 8:30am

DrakeUniversity 2011 Innovation and Leadership Conference 

Theme: Food Policy, Social Justice, Hunger and Sustainability-A Cross-National Perspective

RESCHEDULED--4th Annual King Peace Program

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program

The AFSC Southern Regional Office will host its annual Peace Day Program at the King Center highlighting the historical connection between the AFSC and Dr. King’s work in the Civil Rights movement and beyond.

The program will include a social justice marketplace, a keynote speaker and cultural performances that engage the next generation of peacemakers with Dr. King’s message. This year’s speaker, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, shares a unique connection with both the AFSC and the King Center, as a former staff of the AFSC and a member of Dr. King’s inner circle.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program

March for Peace and Social Justice

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 12:00pm

Churches, peace organizations and individuals are invited to join a March for Peace and Social Justice on Monday, June 7 at 12:00 noon.  The march, is co-sponsored by the United Methodist Conference Board of Church & Society and the Iowa Chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA).  Participants will gather at Hy-Vee Hall and walk to Nollen Plaza (approximately four blocks).

Poster Art: Standing for Peace and Justice

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (All day)

This far-ranging and rare exhibit brings together historical posters from
the 1960's and 70's and recent work by local artists. The posters in
this exhibit include iconic work such as War is Not Healthy for Children and other Living Things and Ben Shahn's Stop H Bomb Tests. The posters express
popular discontent with America 's wars against Viet Nam , Iraq and
Afghanistan ; support popular movements and revolutions in Portugal , Latin
America and South Africa ; and call for equal rights and justice for women,
children and people of color.

9AM-7PM (Mondays through Saturdays)

On Exhibit: Canvassing Peace

Thursday, January 14, 2010 (All day) - Thursday, August 12, 2010 (All day)

Friends Gallery

Canvassing Peace offers a a kaleidoscope of artists' perspectives on the meaning of peace,democracy, community, social identity, and the impact of wars past and present on the human psyche. Nine uniquely expressive artists explore the range of emotion generated during the arduous journey to social justice and the bureaucracies and barriers to peace encountered along the way.

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

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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