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In October 2014, Arturo Hernandez Garcia was supposed to report to be deported back to Mexico. Instead, he took sanctuary inside Denver's First Unitarian Church, while family and advocates on the outside fight for a stay of removal. Kevin Beaty, of Westword, takes a look inside Hernandez Garcia's struggle.

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What can men do to help redefine masculinity?

Martin Friedman, Kenyon Farrow, Hector Cortez and Darnell Holter offer suggestions for ways that men can help to redefine masculinity.

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Why do Quakers care about Israel-Palestine? This video explores that question.   

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Carina Gonzalez entered this video in AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program Youth Video Scholarship.

She says, "I have hope that something more awaits me, no matter the amount of barriers I will have to get through to reach my goal. Because just like anyone else, I've got potential to get to where my heart desires."

For more information about AFSC Iowa's work with immigrant youth, please contact Claudia Thrane at

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Omar Ordaz created this video for AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program Youth Video Scholarship. Omar tells his story about coming to the U.S. as an undocumented child -- his challenges, disappointments and hopes for the future.

A painter and fisherman, Omar says, "My story, like any great artwork, is a work in progress."

For more information about AFSC's work with immigrant youth in Iowa, please contact Claudia Thrane at

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David Calderon of Des Moines produced this award-winning video for an Iowa Immigrants Voice Program immigrant video scholarship.

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Aura Kanegis, who directs AFSC’s Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, advocates for new approaches to foreign policy and conflict resolution.

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Rev. Sandra Pontoh and Nancy Pape led the singing of "Solidarity Forever," with choruses in English, Spanish, and Bahasa Indonesian.

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Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the NH Program, was one of the speakers at the May 1, 2015 rally in Portsmouth NH. 

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