At the Freedom school, youth explored issues of Racism, poverty, militarism, community organizing and leadership development. This video contains interviews of youth and clips of actual Freedom School dialogues. Many youth attending this Freedom school are now active in Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR ).
The top winners in AFSC's 2011 "If I Had A Trillion Dollars"contest won a trip to Washington, D.C. They showed their videos on Capitol Hill, then visited their Congressional representatives to lobby for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and freeing federal dollars for other priorities.
A 12 year old student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy performing" Stop the Killing" at AFSC New Orlean's Poetry for Peace night.
A five year old student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans performing "Read the Book" at AFSC New Orlean's Poetry for Peace night.
Gabriela Flora, AFSC immigrants' rights regional organizer, created this "digital story" about the roots of her social involvement.
View additional digital stories produced by immigrants and their allies with support from AFSC.
AFSC sponsored a Public Hearing on prison privatization in Arizona. This is a record of some of the testimonies and presentations given at the event. 150 people were in attendance. Stephen Nathan, Susan Maurer, Victoria Lopez, Joe Glen, and Jim Sanders were the speakers. It was convened by Phil Lopes, Richard Miranda, Richard Elias, Steve Kozachik, Nancy Young-Wright, and Mark Kimble. Moderated by Mari Herreras. The conveners listened and received the testimony and public comment. These testimonies were delivered by AFSC to the Governor of Arizona and the State Legislature on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.