Racial Justice Through Human Rights Program Youth Program, Pittsburgh PA
A racially, economically and geographically diverse group of thirteen youth met throughout the 2010 to 2011 school year to explore racial justice through a human rights lens.
In the course of the year they looked at issues of peace, social change movements, racism and human rights.
Out of the ideas the youth explored on racial justice and human rights came the idea of having Pittsburgh declared a Human Rights City in the US. On April 19th 2011, through the work of the group, Pittsburgh became the 5th Human Rights City in the world.
AFSC vigil at immigrant the GEO detention center in Aurora, Colo.
The GEO detention center, a private prison in Aurora, Colo., makes $130 in taxpayer money for every immigrant they incarcerate each day.
AFSC's Peace Truck in Guatemala travels around the city to provide urban youth with a "safe space" to receive counseling and learn conflict resolution skills.
AFSC’s Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program works with school students, teachers, and organizations to promote peace and justice in Baltimore’s neighborhoods.
This short video, using images from AFSC's Windows and Mirrors Exhibit, makes a powerful statement about the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.
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.