Jody Mashek with Des Moines Friends

Des Moines Friends and Immigration

Andrea Holveckand Fred Nelson, members of Des Moines Valley Friends, discuss immigration law at a talk given by Jody Mashek, Legal Services Director of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants' Voice Program.

Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees

Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees in Charlotte, North Carolina

Using technology to tell our stories, discover our collective power, and digitally document our journeys

    All of the short films are now available on youtube here

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC, October 2010

Coloradoans Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Close to a Hundred Community members turn out in support of People not Profits, Dignity not Detention

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights

Police/Community Dialogue on Immigrant Issues

News Release 

Contact: Chia-Chia Wang, 973-854-0402

American Friends Service Committee

Welcome to Shelbyville film screening

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

Welcoming Colorado Prompts Community Discussion through Preview of New Film

Aurora, Colorado – At a time when many U.S. communities are exploding with tension around immigration and religion, grassroots and faith leaders in a southeastern Tennessee community are about to tell a different story. Welcome to Shelbyville, a new documentary about how residents in their town have worked to understand, challenge, and accept new immigrants, will be the focus of a community screening and dialogue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free admission and refreshments. Deportations include more criminals

 Immigration authorities in New Jersey and nationwide have stepped up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.

Activists on opposing sides of the immigration issue criticized immigration officials' characterization of the statistics as evidence that they are tackling immigration successfully. The AFSC's Amy Gottlieb weighs in. Freehold vigil message: Dignity, not detention

Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves. 


 "Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.

Share Your Crafts, Share Your Story

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

AFSC, in partnership with African Service Coalition (ASC) and Avalon Community Center, would like for you to join women from around Greensboro in a time of sharing and fellowship. This is an opportunity to not only create crafts but create connections with some of the women who might have received a Refugee Welcome kit through the Humanitarian Response Program. Come and meet the families that we are welcoming to our community.


MARStar Fall 2010

Male Mentoring_Camping_Logan

In July 2010 members of the male mentoring group in Logan, West Virginia, went on a camping and fishing trip on the New River.

The MARStar newsletter is published by the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee.  Read about one man’s desire to mentor young people as well as a recent intern’s experiences.

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