Florinda says her motivation to be an outspoken advocate for immigration reform has deep roots—she loves her uncle. They share a special bond that goes back to the moment of her birth, and he raised Florinda and her brother for much of their lives.
On Oct. 15, 2012 Lewis Webb, Jr. discussed the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
The NY Office has a leadership role in The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow which addresses the injustices of mass incarceration of people of color and it collateral consequences. This statewide collaborative effort is committed to the proposition that an informed community is best equipped to self-advocate and more inclined to join others for change. We therefore developed a messaging campaign to awaken impacted communities.
Sept. 2012 program update call with Joseph Gerson and Aura Kanegis
This recording features Joseph Gerson, director of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program, and Aura Kanegis, director of AFSC’s National Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, on a program update conference call from from Sept. 27, 2012.
Joseph discussed his work on alternatives to militarization and alternate directions for U.S. policies.
This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from August 16, 2012 with Matthew Lowen, Program Coordinator for AFSC's Tucson's office in Arizona. Matthew along with Caroline Isaacs, the office's Program Director, talked about their invovlement in the published report "Lifetime Lockdown: How Isolation Conditions Impact Prisoner Reentry" and the launch of
This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from July 19, 2012 with Patricia DeBoer, AFSC's Asia Regional Director. Patricia discussed, with other Asia staff, their program work across the continent. They shared stories, obstacles, and successes from their on-the-ground perspective.
Sanchez and Benzoni on Deferred Action for DREAMers, June 2012
In this Spanish-language radio interview, Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, talks with Des Moines immigration attorney Jim Benzoni about the recently announced "Deferred Action" program for certain undocumented youth, known as "DREAMers."
A broad coalition of Iowa groups and individuals rallied at the State Capitol following the U.S. Supreme Court's mixed ruling regarding Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB 1070. Ben Stone, Executive Director of the ACLU in Iowa, said it was an "important day for human rights in this country" and that the one standing provision -- "Show me your papers" -- should be rejected if it's ever introduced in Iowa.
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