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Bringing Communities Together in Greensboro, NC

Annah Awartani

Annah Awartani

Annah Awartani, owner of Zaytoon Restaurant, hospitality greeted a gracious crowd, hungry for food and personal connection.

Last Tuesday, the Greensboro community gathered for a screening of “Hawo’s Dinner Party.” This 30-minute adaptation of documentary Welcome to Shelbyville revolves around religious and cultural tensions in a small town in Tennessee, and the beginnings of change brought on by personal interactions shared over a meal.

9/11 CommUNITY Reflections & Renewal

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join with others of other backgrounds and experiences on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedies at a community dialogue to:

YEtCR Training Offerings

Open the attached documents to see details on trainings offered by the Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program. We are willing to come to your school or community to help increase the peace.

AFSC responds to a refugee resettlement crisis

In the winter of 2007, rumors were circulating that the boarded-up house adjacent to the Dayton AFSC office was being occupied by immigrants.  Staff, however, saw no signs of life until the beginning of spring when Migwe Kimemia, the Africa Peace and Immigration Program Director, spotted children playing outside.

High School Media Project for Social Justice

This fall, the Truth in Recruitment Program collaborated with an English class at Benito Juarez high school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The ten-week media project focused on the rich, historical activism in the Pilsen/Little Village neigh- borhoods, particularly the recent, captivating events that took place outside of Whittier Elementary School, just a few blocks from Benito Juarez.

Alternative Jobs & Resources Fair

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Alternative Jobs and Resources Fair is a one day event, where you can find information on resources available to youth and families in New Orleans.  Thinking about a job with a social change group?, always dreamed of a non-traditional job?, haven’t decided what fields of work you want to explore?, or need information about training programs?   Come hear speakers, watch performances designed to entertain and teach, visit the resource tables, attend a workshops on job skills, get information about work and job opportunities.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm



Here in North Carolina, the state legislature has introduced several anti-immigrant bills since January. These bills, as well as the local agreements and policies already in place, are an attack on NC’s immigrant community.


Young winners of $1 Trillion video contest announced

What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

 Young winners of $1 Trillion contest show how they’d spend money wasted on two wars

 The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP) have announced the six lucky winners of the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” video contest.

Paul Mondesir & AFSC’s work in the Haitian community

One of South Florida’s leading organizers in the Haitian community, Paul Mondesir of the American Friends Service Committee works to bridge the Haitian community in Miami and Haiti, as well as bring Haitian issues to light for the broader public.

2010 Program Update Slideshow

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