Economic Justice

Youth asks West Virginia to reform prisons, for children's sake

Jasmine talking to Channel 13

Jasmine Murphy, sophmore at Logan High School, speaking up for prison reform 

Editor's note: Not long after Jasmine addressed the legislature, SB 379—the state's prison overcrowding billwas passed. It gives judges the authority to grant early releases to nonviolent offenders, categorizes offenders in terms of risks vs. needs and treating them appropriately, and addresses technical parole violations that shorten time spent back in prison.

“I want to share with you a little bit about my life because I hope that maybe if I speak up, people who make the decisions that affect so many people’s lives will listen.”

Join Logan Youth at Kids and Families Day

On February 26th, youth participants of the Appalachian Center for Equality's leadership group will participate in Kids and Families Day at the State Capitol.  We will have breakfast at the Governor's Mansion where House Speaker Rick Thompson will talk about his personal experience living in poverty as a child.

Education a Human Right

This video was created by the American Friends Service Eommittee, PA program's Racial Justice Through Human Rights group in 2012 together with the Youth Media Advocacy Project. The youth's deep concern for education and the deficiency of the schools led them to want to raise awareness in the community about the right to a good education.

 

 

 

Economic disparity or economic equality

By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City

“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution  

Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.  

The struggle for equal opportunity in Chicago

It takes time, collaboration, and work on many levels to bring real change.

But Darlene Gramigna and Jesus Palafox know that the complexity of the work ahead doesn’t mean it’s not worth struggling for a better way.

In three decades on different fronts of the city’s struggle for social justice, Darlene has learned that Chicago is a place where “people will fight right back” against oppression.

Working at the Root: An audio documentary

Nob Hill Market, May 2012

Nob Hill Market, May 2012

Farm trainee Joseluis Ortiz selling produce at farmer's market.

KC AFSC Year-End Newsletter 2012

Kansas City AFSC 2012 Year-end newsletter. Learn about KC AFSC's work to end U.S. militarism and war, Move the Money campaign, Fiscal Cliff in Trial, Youth Civic Engagement and More.

MLK Forum - "This Madness Must End"

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This Madness Must End"

Dr. Martin Luther King and the U.S. Budget Debate

Hear an inspiring panel of community leaders discussing:

Indictment of Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Panel

Panel of Judges, Fiscal Cliff on Trial

See the Indictment of the Fiscal Cliff and its perpetrators presented at the Kansas City AFSC Fiscal Cliff on Trial forum, December 1, 2012. Use the Indictment as talking points for letters to the editors and calls to your elected officials.

GUILTY: Fiscal Cliff & Perpetrators

On Dec. 1, 2012, with the frenzied debate around the so called “fiscal cliff” raging in the media and in Washington, D.C., the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City, wth cosponsors by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC,held a lively forum titled, The Fiscal Cliff on Trial.

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