Peer-to-peer learning is proving to be an effective way to promote nonviolence in New Orleans. Through Peace by Piece, a youth-led program of AFSC’s New Orleans program, interns and community partners train youth in conflict resolution and violence reduction using arts and activism.
Stop Budget Cuts That Hurt Children
Governor Tomblin has proposed budget cuts to vital programs for children and families including child abuse prevention, domestic violence, home visiting programs, and family support. #ourchildrenourbudget
American Friends Service Committee, Indiana Youth Group and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will host a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (83 min.): This powerful documentary chronicles the life of the Quaker, openly-gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. A discussion following the film will be moderated by members of the Quaker community.
Join us on Saturday, January 11th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local young filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar plus federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.
Benefit Concert for The American Friends Service Committee PA Youth Program and National Nurses Relief Group for the Philippines An evening of music featuring: the Raging Grannies, Smokestack Lightning and friends, Recording artists Callan and Mark Dignam
Left to right: AFSC's Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) BAPS program participant Jimetta, DC Peace & Economic Justice Program Director Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, BAPS participant Ciara and ACE Program Director Lida Shepherd during the 2013 Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Bryan Vana
Reflections on the 2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit by AFSC interns and participants.
AFSC DC Peace & Economic Justice interns Rita (left) and Morgan speak during a meeting with Jason Spear, Legislative Associate to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) as part of the 2013 Human Rights Summit.
Photo: Bryan Vana
With support from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)’s donor-funded 2013 Opportunity Grant Fund, AFSC’s Peace & Economic Justice Program in Washington, D.C. organized and hosted its first annual AFSC Youth Human Rights Summit, which took place over five days in June 2013. The Summit drew ten young people (seven high school students from New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO; Logan, West VA; and Washington, D.C., two college students from Earlham College in Greensboro, NC, and one college student from Washington, D.C.
Ciara and Jimetta, Appalachia Center for Equality youth leaders, speak to Beth Vorhees on the WV Morning radio show about their advocacy for sex education classes as a solution to high teen pregnancy rates in Logan County.
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