Youth and Militarism

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Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.

The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including:

Baltimore's York Road Alternatives for Youth

The Baltimore Urban Peace Program is the key organizer of a new effort to respond to violence in the Govans Community. There has been an upsurge in violence in the Govans neighborhood of Baltimore where the AFSC-MAR office is located.  In early September, a young man was killed on the street in front of the AFSC office.  Two bullets hit our building.

Alternatives to Military Service

First Steps

 Making life decisions can be difficult.  Sometimes it feels like you have very few opportunities, while other times it can feel like there are too many options to choose from. 

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What's Next

AFSC has developed a booklet to help high school students explore jobs, careers and employment and education opportunites in Western Pennsylvania.

San Francisco Wage Peace Program

Lockheed-Martin protest

Lockheed-Martin Demonstration on Gaza, Spring 2014. Join the Pacific Life Community at Lockheed-Martin’s Sunnyvale headquarters on the fourth Friday of the month to call out their roles in nuclear weapons production and in arming Israel.

The San Francisco Wage Peace program challenges the militarization of U.S. society, changing the narrative of military efficacy by:

1.  highlighting the high cost of war spending, especially in maintaining our nuclear arsenal, as a method of security that cuts into meeting human needs that build a truer human security;  

Pittsburgh, PA

AFSC's Pennsylvania Empowering Voices for Peace and Justice Program seeks to bring people of divergent views together to build a peaceful and just world.

Current initiatives include:

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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