As part of AFSC's campaign of developing and advocating for political campaign contribution limits and other reforms in the new Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, OH) charter, AFSC's Greg Coleridge was asked by the TAP Summit on Transparency to offer his reflections.
Video from AFSC's Windows and Mirrors Exhibit in Indianapolis.
by Mayowa Tomori.
AFSC intern Kelsey McNicholas shares her experience working on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Oakland-based "67 Sueños Collective" ("67 Dreams," after the 67 percent of young people who would not be affected by the DREAM Act) holds monthly encounters or "Encuentros" with undocumented youth from across the Bay Area.
The focus is to build solidarity, and to record their testimonies/stories in hopes to build awareness about the issues they face and to bear witness to their American experience.
Reflections from the Windows and Mirrors exhibit in North Carolina.
AFSC's Peter Martel debates Michigan State Representative, Anthony Forlini on whether or not inmates should pay sales tax.
Four Students from Guilford College's Center for Principled Problem Solving worked with trained AFSC staff to learn about digital Storytelling. Students interviewed immigrant peers and family to produce immigrant films. The featured film is by Sara Hussein.
To view all the student films visit our YouTube page here
Mojeeb Nazeri, a local student from Afghanistan involved in interfaith work, tells a digital story about his life in the United States after the September 11 attack.
About Student Stories
AFSC in North Carolina worked with four students from Guilford College Center for Principle Problem Solving to raise awareness about immigration by creating digital stories about friends' and family's experiences.
Malachi Gibson tells how and why he left the Marines.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)’s NC Immigrant Rights Program has as one of its main goals to lift up the voices of immigrants to the broader public. Through Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees, AFSC empowered immigrants and refugees by imparting new digital literacy skills, lifted up immigrant stories to share with and educate the public, and also built a community of many cultures within the class. At the end of the class, each student produced a truly impressive work of art, in the form of a 2-4 minute digital story, with the student narrating her/his journey, with background music, and images chosen (and sometimes photographed) by the students themselves.
To view all the student's stories click here