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AFSC Carolinas August 2014 Newsletter Released

AFSC Carolinas August 2014 Newsletter Released

Published: August 8, 2014

What a fast-paced summer it has been! We've been busy with many projects at the AFSC Area Office of the Carolinas and are eager to share those stories with all of our supporters and affiliates in the community. Below you can find summaries of articles in our newsletter, and you can access the full newsletter by clicking on the "August 2014 Newsletter" link in "related documents" below, or clicking here.

Featured This Month: After reading about our Human Rights through Digital Storytelling day camp in the newsletter, please check out the youth's stories! They are all uploaded on our Youtube channel, and you can see them by following this link:

 Human Rights through Digital Storytelling: AFSC partnered with the Latino Family Center of High Point to host a week-long camp for youths at the High Point YWCA, in which participants learned and conversed about human rights, learned to use audio- and video-editing software, and created their own digital stories. 

 Moral Mondays in Winston-Salem: AFSC NC staff and interns joined the Moral Mondays crowd in Winston-Salem to support the Freedom Summer movement and participate in the ongoing grassroots action in our state.

 Democracy NC Voter Registration Training at AFSC: Democracy NC is a voter engagement organization that is heavily involved in the Freedom Summer movement. In July, they hosted a voter registration training at the AFSC office for staff, interns, and affiliates.

 Quaker Reflections on Gaza: Local Quaker activist, professor, and Director of Guilford College's Friends Center shares his reflections, based on years of travelling to the Middle East, on the ongoing crisis in Gaza. 

 A Refugee Crisis at Home: Our Immigrant Rights Program Director, Lori Khamala, has dedicated her life to advocating for just and humane immigration policies and practices. She weighs in here on the current refugee crisis at the US-Mexico border. 

 New Guilford College President Addresses NC Yearly Meeting: The first female president of Guilford College, Jane Fernades, is just stepping into her new role this summer. Check out what she had to say when she stopped by the NC Yearly Meeting - Conservative in Greensboro last month!

 Reflections from the Elimu Day Camp: In late July and early August, AFSC co-hosted an educational summer camp for youth ages k-12 with Elimu Empowerment Services, a local student support agency for refugee and immigrant students. We had a blast and the kids learned a lot!

Thanks for checking in with us, and let us know what you think!



AFSC Carolinas August 2014 Newsletter

Updates for our office as of August 8, 2014. These include reflections on the summer camps we co-hosted, perspectives on the situations in Gaza and at the US-Mexico border, and more!