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Jul 27, 2016
Young People Living in Slums Are Guatemala’s Future
(Latin American Herald Tribune)
AFSC's program in Guatemala is working with young people to stop violence and rebuild communities.
Jul 26, 2016
Immigration Advocates Oppose Hudson County ICE Contract
(NJTV News)
Despite opposition, a New Jersey county agrees to continue its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jul 26, 2016
Reframing Justice: Counter-Storytelling and Social Transformation
(Truthout)
AFSC's "Reframing Justice" project creates short video essays featuring formerly and currently incarcerated people and their loved ones.
Jul 26, 2016
Program seeking to find, support, spread family-school partnerships
(West Virginia Gazette Mail)
West Virginia organizations are joining together to advance effective school-family partnership programs.
Jul 25, 2016
Feds shouldn't make N.J. police act as deportation agents
(NJ.com)
AFSC's Chia-Chia Wang speaks out against collaboration between local police and Immigration authorities.
Jul 25, 2016
Clintonites knocked out platform references to ‘occupation’ and ‘settlements’ in fear of Adelson, Zogby says
(Mondoweiss)
At a panel organized by AFSC, activists speak out about the elimination of language about the Israeli occupation from the Democratic Party platform.
Jul 22, 2016
"We Have Crossed a New Threshold": Iraqi American Decries Trump's Open Islamophobia
(Democracy Now!)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Jul 21, 2016
Greensboro City Council should have stood against body-cam law
(Greensboro News and Record)
Greensboro City declines to pass a resolution asking for repeal of a state law limiting the release of police body camera footage.
Jul 21, 2016
‘Black Lives Matter’ rally draws large crowd in Providence
(WPRI)
Hundreds gather to protest racist police violence.
Jul 21, 2016
Hundreds march on Providence City Hall to protest police brutality
(Providence Journal )
Protesters converge on City Hall to call for an end to racial profiling and police brutality.
Jul 21, 2016
State ships prisoners to private Eloy facility
(Tri-Valley Central )
Despite pressure from advocates, Arizona sends prisoners to a for-profit prison in Eloy as part of a prison expansion project.
Jul 21, 2016
‘Black Lives Matter’ rally held in Providence
(NBC10)
Over 200 people march in Providence as part of a #BlackLivesMatter day of action.
Jul 20, 2016
Dominique Stevenson On The Death Of Founding Friend Of A Friend Member
(WEAA)
AFSC's Dominque Stevenson speaks about the death of James Hopkins, founding member of the Friend of a Friend program.
Jul 19, 2016
Youthful Robber Released As Senior Now Helps Other Prisoners
(Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
After being released from prison himself, Larry White works with AFSC to support those serving long sentences.
Jul 19, 2016
Local imam helps to lead large anti-Trump march
(The Chronicle)
More than 1,000 people gather in Cleveland to call for an end to economic injustice and racial inequality.
Jul 18, 2016
Rediscovering the Art of Democracy
(Common Dreams)
Pro-democracy protesters focus on the issues and the process in the lead-up to the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jul 18, 2016
Anti-Poverty March Calls for Economic Justice at RNC in Cleveland
(Public News Service)
The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice will take place Monday outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Jul 18, 2016
Activists: U.S.-Mexico Partnership May Be Contributing To Human Rights Abuses
(KPBS)
After a fact-finding mission in Mexico, human rights groups say a U.S-Mexico partnership to fight organized crime may be contributing to abuses.
Jul 17, 2016
Alternative Groups Try to be Heard Over the Roar of the GOP
(WKSU)
Organizers create a "peace and justice" platform that foregrounds solutions that are democratic, nonviolent, and sustainable.
Jul 17, 2016
Hudson County extends immigration program, advocates 'disturbed'
(Jersey Journal)
Hudson County agrees to continue participating in a program allowing county correctional officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants.
Jul 15, 2016
The design of Cleveland's new public square will define the protests and counterprotests of the Republican Convention
(Wired)
The redesign of a Cleveland Park will become the site of sustained demonstrations during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jul 15, 2016
Elevating Seldom-Heard Voices at the RNC
(Public News Service)
In the lead up to the Republican National Convention, activists in Cleveland organize the People's Justice and Peace Convention to address the need for economic, environmental, political, racial and social justice.
Jul 14, 2016
Beyond Iowa Nice: The Immigration Divide
(Iowa Public Radio)
AFSC's Sandra Sanchez speaks out about anti-immigrant rhetoric during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Jul 14, 2016
Dallas police massacre raises alarms ahead of GOP convention
(Politico)
Delegates say they're confident the authorities can keep them safe. Protesters from all corners aren't so sure.
Jul 14, 2016
Kerry's Mission to Moscow: Any Prospects for Peace in Syria?
(Sputnik International)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar talks about Iraqi history and how U.S.-led war created sectarian divisions.

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