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Why care about people in prisons

Interns with AFSC's Criminal Justice Program in Michigan share their thoughts about prisons and why we should care about the people within them.

Chicago intern Jessica Alaniz

In this three-minute video, Jessica Alaniz, an intern with AFSC Chicago's Youth Peacebuilding and Justice Program, describes her work with AFSC and her motivation for it. Jessica will be among several AFSC young people attending the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on October 21-23 in Warsaw, Poland.

"If I Had a Trillion Dollars" 4th Annual Youth Film Festival Promo

IHTD is the annual If I Had A Trillion Dollars national youth film festival.

Introducing Kenia Calderon

This two-minute video introduces Kenia Calderon, who provides administrative support for the legal services component of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program. Originally from El Salvador, Kenia applied for and received her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status from AFSC Iowa.

AFSC 2013 Fellows & Interns tell the story of their year of service

  Join us in a conversation with these agents for change; what they have learned, challenges  they have faced, and how they have grown. Send your questions to

Dear Congress, Invest in Us.

“Dear Congress, Invest in Us” is a digital letter to Congress from a diverse group of young people from across the country. They ask Congress to invest in programs for the next generation.

What border enforcement expansions would mean for private detention centers

From the immigration legislation in Congress currently to existing programs like Operation Streamline, private prison companies are pursuing the expansion of immigrant detention. Learn more about the dangers of these policies and what AFSC is doing to chart a new path.

Schools vs. prisons? Seattle youth on where the money goes

Young people in Seattle argue that funding should go to schools, not prisons.
Participants from AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism and Juvenile Justice program were invited to deliver the keynote speech at the Seattle Race Conference in August 2013. They spoke about their campaign to end the prison-industrial complex, and encounters in their daily lives that offer room for people to transform guilt into activism.

Audio postcard: 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Short audio slide show featuring sights and sounds from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 24, 2013, including excerpts from Rep. John Lewis.