We were proud of the work AFSC did with KC area youth in our Social Change Institute and inspired by the work of the fifteen youth who whole-heartedly participated. We set out to create an environment where all ideas were respected and differences were embraced. We sought to have the youth deepen their understanding of and confront the injustices of our community and the power structures that create so much suffering in the world.
John Dear, an activist/organizer/lecturer/writer, will keynote a conference intended to spark nonviolenct action for social justice, peace, and protection of the natural environment. Maggie Fogarty will lead a workshop on "Economic Nonviolence: How We Talk about Poverty Without Blaming the Victims." Arnie Alpert will unveil AFSC's plans for NH Primary season with a workshop titled "Claim Your Seat at the Table." Other workshop leaders will include Will Hopkins, Carmen Buford-Paige, Nur Shoop, Alex Freid, Olivia Zink, and Ginny Schneider. A play, "My Name
The American Friends Service Committee believes that youth have a crucial part to play in creating a more just and peaceful community and world! So we hope you will join us this summer as we explore issues of economic injustice, violence, war and what we can do.
The Federal Budget and Our Community Listening project is listening to Kansas City Area Leaders to hear their thoughts about unmet needs in our community, the impact of budget cutting on the federal and local level, and what they think should be our budget priorities and policies to create a healthy community.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.