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10 women change-makers from AFSC’s history

Anna Cox Brinton

Anna Cox Brinton

Anna Cox Brinton, a Quaker and classics scholar, helped feed children after WWII and went on to serve on AFSC boards and committees for most of her adult life.

Documenting History in the Digital Age

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Jim Alexander

docementing history in the South

Photographer Jim Alexander

Part of the exhibit STREET SIGNS--An exhibit of photographs by Jim Alexander documenting the mass struggle for social and economic justice in the South.

The panel will discuss the meaning of “documentary” and explore the advent of the Internet and its relationship to documenting history.

Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:00pm - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Peace Asia Conference - Alpha Flyer 2

Peace in Asia and the Pacific Conference Flyer

Download the Peace in Asia and the Pacific Conference Flyer

Initiated by the American Friends Service Committee and the American University Nuclear Policy Institute

To register and for additional information: http://afsc.org/PeaceInAsiaPacific

The current conference agenda can be viewed here.
(download here)

Videos in Opposition to Nuclear Arms

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. 

Zenas Lindley Martin (1855-1931)

A historical analysis about the life of Zenas Lindley Martin (1855-1931)

Vision historica de la Junta Annual de Cuba (1927-2000)

A historical analysis about the Annual Meeting in Cuba from 1927 to 2000.

Amigos Públicos: un ministerio para el siglo XXI.

A personal account by Minister Ramón A. Longoria Escalona about his life as a Minister in Puerto Padre, Cuba,  and his hopes for the 21st century.

Historia de la Junta Mensual de Puerto Padre (1904-2000)

A detailed analysis about the history of the Monthly Meeting of Puerto Padre in Cuba, from  1904 to 2000.

Analisis y perspectiva de La historia de la iglesia “Los Amigos” en Cuba

A detailed analysis about the first 27 years of the Quaker settlement in Cuba, beginning in 1900.

History of AFSC Los Angeles 1942 - 1959

Material Aid

Children gathered on the lawn of the Material Aids warehouse

Children gather on the lawn of the Material Aids warehouse at 110 N. Hudon, Pasadena. In 1953, the AFSC office would move to an adjacent lot at 825 E. Union. Photo: Stanley Hall Steele

1942
AFSC "Southern California Branch" (later to be known as "Pacific Southwest Region") office was established in Pasadena, along with similar regional offices in San Francisco and Seattle. That year, the office moved to 544 E. Orange Grove Blvd., into what was then a small house adjoining Orange Grove Friends Meeting. David E. Henley was Executive Secretary of the Southern California Branch until 1946.

1942 - 1945

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