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This year, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the world's largest for-profit prison corporation, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. CCA pioneered the practice of incarcerating people for money, which has now ballooned into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Kerri Kennedy, AFSC International Programs, on Syria

In May 2013, Kerri Kennedy, AFSC's Associate General Secretary for International Programs, discussed the ongoing civil war in Syria.

KCCI newsclip on Iowa Dreamers 1-21-13

With help from AFSC, a group of Iowa Dream Activists call for and win driver's licenses. This January 21, 2013 clip is from KCCI TV in Des Moines, and includes footage of interviews with young people who are being denied drivers' licenses because of their immigration status. The activists were protesting outside of the Iowa Department of Transportation because the DOT was refusing to issue licenses. 
Youth staged a federal budget public action on the National Mall while they were in Washington, D.C. for the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” leadership and lobby training, which also coincided with the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) and U.S. Tax Day. "Dear Congress, invest in us" A video featuring these young people is up for a People's Choice Award in the Looking @ Democracy challenge. Voting is open to the public through 3 p.m. EST on April 16.  

Well-wishers from Michael McConnell Memorial Service Part 2

This is the second of two videos in which people offer their remembrances of Michael McConnell and condolences to his family following his memorial service April 12, 2013.

Well-wishers from Michael McConnell Memorial Service Part 1

This is part one of two videos in which people share their memories of Michael and their condolences to his family following his memorial service April 12, 2013.

Staff remembrances of Michael vol 2

This is part 2 of video remembrances by AFSC Midwest staff of regional director Michael McConnell, who passed April 7, 2013.

Staff remembrances of Michael McConnell part 1

AFSC Midwest Regional staff offer their remembrances of regional director Michael McConnell, who passed April 7, 2013. (Part 1)

We are the Midwest!

Hector Salamanca, an AFSC Iowa Dreamer and intern, reads a poem written by Michael McConnell to celebrate the creation of AFSC's Midwest Region in 2012. Michael was an AFSC regional director for 23 years until his passing April 7, 2013. AFSC has established the Michael McConnell Youth Internship Fund to help carry on Michael's passion for peace and justice. Here's the text of the poem:

Michael McConnell on the Power of One

Michael McConnell, former regional director of AFSC's Midwest Region, reminds us of the power each of us has to build peace and justice. This is 11 minutes of footage from Michael's Oct. 6, 2012 talk at a Windows and Mirrors reception held in the Des Moines Valley Friends Meetinghouse. Michael passed away April 7, 2013 after a courageous dance with cancer. Read more.

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