AFSC staff in partnership with BAY-Peace have been supporting Oakland Youth in taking a bold step to demilitarize their schools.
Alternative Career Fair at a local high school helps students realize career options.
Career stations included Serving your Country, Green Jobs, Finding Adventure, Small Business, Internships. Paying for College and Cool Jobs.
To have a career fair at your school contact DGramigna@afsc.org
New Strategies and Challenges for Nuclear Abolition in the Obama Era- delivered by Dr. Joseph Gerson, Director of Peace and Economic Security, American Friends Service Committee on April 21, 2010 in Philadelphia.
In May at the United Nations, world leaders will gather to re-negotiate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In response, thousands of international peace activists are converging upon New York for a weekend of action to make nuclear abolition a reality "in our lifetimes!"
Since August of 1945 AFSC has had a consistant stance against the use of nuclear weapons. Starting in the 1950s, AFSC created a series of films about militarism, nuclear weapons, and war.
After 300 years, William Penn’s words to the American Indians remain poignant – and an example of how to reach across the chasms that divide us.
More than a hundred years ago, Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden Pond, was jailed for not paying his taxes. His thoughts during incarceration became “Civil Disobedience,” which in turn influenced Gandhi’s work in India during the middle of the 20th century. Thoreau’s words still ring true today.
Although the percentage is somewhat smaller than this 1960s clip cites - the current United States current military budget eats up almost 60% of all discretionary spending – and accounts for nearly half of all money spent on defense around the world.
The words of General Douglas MacArthur, President Dwight Eisenhower, and Dr. Albert Schweitzer may come from the past, but they can also light our way to the future.
One of our most famous families of supporters are the entertainers (father) John and (daughter) Bonnie Raitt. Their roots in peace go back to the early 1960s, when John Raitt starred in an AFSC-produced film urging nuclear disarmament. We present these clips from “Which Way the Wind?” to show that even when things change, they remain the same.
When John Raitt, Marsha Hunt, and James Whitmore made this film almost 50 years ago, the world remembered Hiroshima and Nagasaki vividly. That memory has faded. The nuclear threat remains.