AFSC's Peace Bus in Guatemala travels around the city to provide urban youth with a "safe space" to receive counseling and learn conflict resolution skills.
In Latin America AFSC is working with the police and young people to reform how these two parties interact with one another to reduce the level of violince and conflict.
AFSC is looking for opportunities to further develop working relationship with the Quaker community in Cuba, with special focus on Holguin Province where there are several Quaker meetings.
Malcolm Suber, AFSC Project Director in New Orleans, discusses efforts to enlist the Dept. of Justice in the struggle to confront police abuse in New Orleans.
AFSC's Arnie Alpert plays a pivotal role in many of the peace movement initiatives in NH. Here he is broadening the discussion to include issues and events at and about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant as well as those associated with Seabrook Station.
If We Don't Teach Peace is a short (16 min) documentary made for the purpose of exploring the importance of teaching skills and attitudes that lead to nonviolence and a culture of peace. The Center for Nonviolent Solutions, a non-profit organization, is highlighted and the case-study of a high school that CNVS conducted programming with is used. This film is dedicated to William P. Densmore, co-founder (along with Michael True) of CNVS.
AFSC's Jorge Laffitte talks about the violence that has gripped Latin American countries like Brazil and Mexico.
The Pennsylvania Program, Empowering Voices for Peace and Justice, works on issues of racial justice, the cost of war, and torture within the U.S. prison system.
Beth Spence, Program Coordinator of the West Virginia Economic Justice Program, presents about her involvement in an investigative report of the Upper Branch Mine disaster.
The worst mine disaster in 40 years occurred on April 5, 2010, when 29 miners lost their lives at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. Shortly after the tragedy, West Virginia's governor appointed an independent investigation panel which included AFSC staffer, Beth Spence. She served in a similar capacity in 2006 following the Sago mine collapse and brought her experience and journalistic skills to the new report issued on May 19, 2011. I hope you will join us at the meeting and take the opportunity to ask questions about her work!