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Youth asks West Virginia to reform prisons, for children's sake

Jasmine talking to Channel 13

Jasmine Murphy, sophmore at Logan High School, speaking up for prison reform 

Editor's note: Not long after Jasmine addressed the legislature, SB 379—the state's prison overcrowding billwas passed. It gives judges the authority to grant early releases to nonviolent offenders, categorizes offenders in terms of risks vs. needs and treating them appropriately, and addresses technical parole violations that shorten time spent back in prison.

“I want to share with you a little bit about my life because I hope that maybe if I speak up, people who make the decisions that affect so many people’s lives will listen.”

1940 Work Camp Brochure

Brochure of American Friends Service Committee Work Camp from 1940.

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

AFSC NC intern profiles Fall 2012

Check out the bios of our Fall 2012 Cultural Media Arts interns in the AFSC Area Office of the Carolinas!

Girls Leadership Grows in Boone County

A new youth leadership program has kicked off at Sherman High School in Boone County, West Virginia.  The eight girls have so far visited Marshall University, learned about media's effect on women through a Miss Representation screening and discussion, established groundrules and goals for the group, and discussed healthy relationships with staff from WV FREE, a statewide reproductive justice organization.

ACE Youth at Marshall University 2012

In November 2012, fifteen students from the Appalachian Center for Equality Youth Leadership Program in Logan, WV visited Marshall University.  While on campus we visited the Center for African American Students (CAAS) where the Director, Mr. Maurice Cooley, told us his personal story of being the first in his family to go to college and how much that has impacted his life and the life of his children.

New video: AFSC NC intern shares her journey to acceptance as a Muslim young woman


Putri Pamela Powell works on developing her narrative in a digital storytelling training in the AFSC Area Office of the Carolinas

Putri Pamela Powell is one of the Youth Cultural Media Project interns in AFSC's Greensboro, North Carolina office. Watch the digital story she created reflecting on her journey from Indonesia and her understanding of herself as a Muslim young woman.  

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