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Hannah and her Sherriff

In recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20, and in honor of the thousands of refugees who now call Iowa home, AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program (IVP) presents this four-minute video of one mother and son, reunited after 14 years of being apart. As Hannah describes in the video, the lives of her and her son were saved by an older woman in Liberia, a stranger from a different tribe, who claimed them as her own. “This is how we got safe,” Hannah says. “I didn’t even know her name, yet I was her daughter.”

Healing justice advocates convene in the Twin Cities

Four advocates of healing justice share their experiences and explain why restorative rather than punitive practices work better for all involved. 

San Ysidro Blessing Ceremony / Ceremonia de San Ysidro 05/18/13

The ancient annual procession and blessing of San Ysidro y Santa María de la Cabeza will commence at 10am, on Saturday, May 18th at the corner of Isleta and Arenal, SW. Prayers to these traditional guardians of rain, water, and farmers will take place at La Plazita Farm, the procession's end, found at the corner of Arenal and Lopez, SW. Call 505-842-7343 for more information. Please bring seeds if you wish to participate in an exchange.


Public Hearing on Saving our Federal Safety Net Saturday, June 1 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pmSt. Paul AME ChurchRev. Bruce Butcher, Pastor1250 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron

Comrade Sunshine Official Trailer #1

First official trailer for "Comrade Sunshine," the upcoming documentary film by Cameron Granadino about Dominque Stevenson and AFSC's Friend of a Friend program.


Sherrod Brown video for the Public Hearing on Saving Our Federal Safety Net. June 2, 2013. St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Akron, Ohio. 
Recorded on Wednesday, June 5, this conversation among panelists in Kabul, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia was the latest in a series exploring key issues for Afghans. Please join the Wage Peace email list to hear about future events.

Akron Time Bank

In this two-minute video, Leah Davis explains how the Akron Time Bank provides a valuable economic alternative to people. Leah is a program associate for AFSC's Economic and Political Justice Program in Northeast Ohio. More info on the Akron Time Bank is available on their website.

Greg Coleridge on why we need to Move to Amend

Greg Coleridge explains why we need to repeal the Citizens United decision and push for a constitutional amendment which states clearly that corporations aren't people and money isn't speech.

Greg Coleridge on democratizing our monetary system

Greg Coleridge, who directs AFSC's work in Northeast Ohio, explains why democratizing our monetary system would dramatically improve our economy and the overall strength of our nation.