This video was created by the American Friends Service Eommittee, PA program's Racial Justice Through Human Rights group in 2012 together with the Youth Media Advocacy Project. The youth's deep concern for education and the deficiency of the schools led them to want to raise awareness in the community about the right to a good education.
Pittsburgh students in AFSC's Racial Justice Through Human Rights youth group produced this video.
It is one of 25 official selections for the third annual "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival, which asks young people to speak out on the federal budget via short videos that answer the question “what would you do with $1 trillion—for yourself, your family, and your community.” The youth are asked to consider the $1 trillion spent yearly on the U.S. military; the $1 trillion spent on the wars abroad, and the $1 trillion plus in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
This is a silent film documenting an AFSC service project in 1939, in which students from 11 colleges helped build a school on a Mexican communal farm.
Silent documentary about an AFSC service project in 1939, working with unemployed miners and their families in the coal fields of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
AFSC interns Pearl Webb, Isabella Fassi and Joshua Smith describe their civic engagement work with youth in Kansas City.
Video and text by Rodger Routh
On Dec.28, 2012, AFSC Iowa joined with several other groups in coming together as community to weave a circle of protection around our children from violence. People gathered at Hubble Elementary School in Des Moines to show support for a conversation on how people can protect our children from violence.
Engage our influence in our groups, faith communities. Spend time with children, reading, in play, and talking together.
Learn about the Blue scarf campaign: http://thebluescarf.org/
Looking for Peace in a Warring World Feast of the Holy Innocents Prayer Service for Peace Dec. 28, 2012, at First Christian Church in Des Moines. http://youtu.be/AnL_D8Irfp4
Sharon Goens, director of the Twin Cities Healing Justice Program, describes AFSC's new work for justice in Minnesota.
In this two-minute video, Migwe Kimemia, AFSC Program Director, describes AFSC's work with the refugee community in Dayton.
In Hatcliffe Extension, near Harare, Zimbabwe, participants in AFSC's Livelihoods Restoration Project have developed skills in carpentry, welding, sewing, and peanut butter making, through which they can begin to support themselves. However, they have found that working from their homes is very limiting. They are now struggling to create their own community workspace—a factory shell—to house their enterprises.