Anti-Racism Training

Minnesota Friends examine roots of structural racism

By Lane Holden

March 6 marked the first day of AFSC Twin Cities Healing Justice Program’s Healing Justice Film Series. The series brings to light systems that perpetuate racism in our society today in order to create a conversation about our role in disrupting these systems. The first of the four films in the series was titled Traces of the Trade.

Framing your anti-racist organizing: 3 tips from the Tyree Scott Freedom School

Dustin Washington, Community Justice Program Director for AFSC's West Region, shares three tips for anti-racist organizing based on his experience as an organizer with the Tyree Scott Freedom School. For over 12 years the Tyree Scott Freedom School has been teaching young people in the Seattle area about institutional racism and community organizing.

Y.U.I.R. Weekly Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Keynote speech at Seattle Race Conference

Participants from AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism and Juvenile Justice program were invited to deliver the keynote speech at the Seattle Race Conference in August 2013.

They spoke about their campaign to end the prisonindustrial complex, and encounters in their daily lives that offer room for people to transform guilt into activism.

Help eradicate racism through learning and reflection

Khoa at Trayvon piece

Khoa, an intern with AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, visiting the "Under My Skin" exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience earlier in the summer.

At the historic March on Washington, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired us to “make real the promises of democracy,” sharing his dream that his children “will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Fifty years later, the unfinished business of realizing racial equality stands starkly illuminated in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. 

Love Your Neighbor Rally

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

In response to recent incidents of racist graffiti targeting the families of African refugees, the AFSC, New American Africans, the Concord Unitariarian Universalist Church, and others will hold a "Love Your Neighbor" gathering to show support for the families and for all the immigrants and refugees who have made their homes in Concord.  Cast out fear and hatred!  Come share the love!  Meet in the park at the corner of West and St. State Streets.   Wear bright, bold yellow.  

Tyree Scott Freedom School 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010 (All day) - Friday, July 16, 2010 (All day)

 

Seattle, WA – In the spirit of Freedom Summer of 1964 and Freedom Schools that took place across Seattle in 1966, a multicultural group of dedicated Seattle Youth are coming together this summer to work against racism in the 10th annual Tyree Scott Freedom School. The Freedom School will take place July 12th - July 16th at the Cannon House 113 23rd Ave South from 10am-4pm. The Seattle Freedom School is being organized by The People’s Institute Northwest and the American Friends Service Committee.

Seattle Youth Come Together Against Racism at the 2010 Freedom School

Seattle, WA – In the spirit of Freedom Summer of 1964 and Freedom Schools that took place across Seattle in 1966, a multicultural group of dedicated Seattle Youth are coming together this summer to work against racism in the 10th annual Tyree Scott Freedom School. The Freedom School will take place July 12th - July 16th at the Cannon House 113 23rd Ave South from 10am-4pm. The Seattle Freedom School is being organized by The People’s Institute Northwest and the American Friends Service Committee.

Youth Undoing Instituional Racism and Juvenile Justice

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

The Community Justice Program and partners will conduct a Freedom School in the King County Juvenile Justice Center and Washington State Juvenile facilities annually. Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) will also engage in a community organizing campaign linking racial disparities in education to the current over-incarceration of youth of color in King County, Washington.

Advanced Freedom School

We will conduct a 3 day Advanced Freedom School yearly for Post-Freedom School participants. The Advanced Freedom School will explore topics at a deeper level. At the Advanced Freedom School 2010, we will look at the current economic recession and its impact especially on communities of color, environmental racism in Seattle, the history of the race construct in the Pacific Northwest as it relates to Native and African American communities, the prison industrial complex and the effects of trauma on community organizers and tools for healing and much more.

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