At the Fiscal Cliff on Trial forum in Kansas City, Mo., an indictment of the "fiscal cliff," its creators, and manipulators for crimes against the well-being of our community and nation was read by "prosecutor" Ira Harritt, program coordinator with the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City.
The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
Responding to thousands of requests each year for information and assistance, tracking trends in the prison system, conducting parole readiness workshops -- AFSC Michigan's Criminal Justice Program advocates for prisoners with the help of dedicated interns. In this video, Natalie Holbrook, Program Director, provides an overview of the program.
Pete Martel, AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program Associate, talks about the parole readiness workshops which he and Natalie Holbrook, AFSC Program Director, conduct with prisoners in Michigan.
Interns with AFSC Michigan's Criminal Justice Program describe their experiences advocating on behalf of prisoners in Michigan and share what they've learned about the prison system and themselves.
Videographer Rodger Routh portrays AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit during its recent visit to Des Moines. The exhibit offers a chance to reflect on the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.
This short documentary captures the essence of the "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit, a stark reminder of the human cost of the Iraq War.
Joshua Saleem, AFSC Peacebuilding Director in St. Louis, talks about his work in schools to reduce violence and engage young people in building up their community.
About one million voters in Massachusetts will vote on the Budget for All this Election Day. The Budget for All seeks to prevent cuts to social services, create and protect jobs, close corporate tax loopholes, end offshore tax havens, and raise taxes on incomes over $250,000, and redirect military spending by ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing troops home safely now.
In this video, provided by the Neigbhorhood Network News, supporters of the Budget for All rally in Dorchester outside the Codman Square Health Center on October 25.
Volunteers at recent AFSC/JFON legal clinics talk about why Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a good first step for immigrant youth and our nation.
Given the short growing season in DPRK, farm managers have introduced techniques that help with rice cultivation. These systems of rice intensification are meant to get the most out of each rice seed, increasing yields.