As the historic debate over federal spending began in Washington, young winners of the “If I Had A Trillion” video contest descended on Capitol Hill, challenging lawmakers to address the bloated defense spending that imperils their schools, communities, and futures.
Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation praises the young participants of "If I Had a Trillion" video contest, co-sponsored by AFSC and the National Priorities Project. They were asked how they would have spent the $1 Trillion spend on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on Feb. 16, two winners will show their answers on Capitol Hill.
In June of 2010 AFSC help three young people testify at a congressional briefing entitled Immigrant Detention and Family Separation: Not a Family Value. In the packed house were 17 congressional staffers and 13 representatives of advocacy organizations. Co-sponsors included Amnesty International, Families for Freedom, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, the New Sanctuary Movement of New York and Wind of the Spirit.
Matching law students with GIs wanting out of the military may not seem a natural fit. But law students volunteering with AFSC’s San Francisco GI Rights hotline are finding the experience richly rewarding. “To start ending some of the hurt for people: that’s what I like about it,” says Jason Thomas, a second year student at University of California Hastings.
On Saturday December 4, 2010 at Coppin State University, youth advocates, social workers, writers, lawyers, entertainers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers came together to discuss how to make all youth feel safe and valued in our society. Youth Wellness and Equality Day was something you don’t see much in Baltimore: a day where people from all walks of life came together to support the lives of LGBTQ youth in the city.
Thank you to everyone that expressed interest in attending the Help Increase the Peace workshop here in Baltimore. Workshop is free (though donations are graciously accepted) and food will be provided. Training will take place at the AFSC Baltimore Office: 4806 York Rd.
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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