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Giving back: A family tradition of giving, acting for peace

Lloyd family with their parents in the background

Family photo of the Lloyds

From left: Bill Lloyd, his wife Lenore Migdal, Lola Lloyd Horwitz, Robin Lloyd, Chris Lloyd, and his wife Vassie Sinopoulos, with a picture of their parents in the background.

Waging peace has been a generations-long tradition for the Lloyd family. It’s a tradition that includes a history of giving to AFSC.

The Lloyd siblings—Lola Lloyd Horwitz, Robin Lloyd, Dr. William Bross Lloyd, and Christopher Lloyd—are all AFSC benefactors who have supported the mission and vision of AFSC for decades.

The right direction: Deferred action policy is not the final word for Dreamers

DREAMers at Iowa capitol

small group talking in Iowa capitol rotunda

Iowa DREAMers visited the state capitol on March 20 to thank state senators for co-sponsoring a bill allowing them to pay in-state tuition at state universities. They also spoke with legislators still opposed to bill or on the fence. See more photos.

In June 2012, President Obama announced that immigrant youth who meet certain qualifications can apply for work permits through a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Though this is a step in the right direction, more change is needed to create a just immigration system for young people.

A Rust Belt city works for an immigrant-friendly future

Dayton World Soccer Games

The Burundi team at the soccer games.  Back row (left to right): Nsabimana Dieudonne, Nijebariko Damiyano, Hubert Matumaini, Santino M., Pascal Muhiziwintore, Kali N., Yolo K., Roston Kanyembo, Ruben C. Front row: Elias Bizimana, Lumbala Moses, Emmanuel Makamu, Mohamed Ahmed, Paul Ngendakuriyo, Paul M.

Dayton, Ohio is making a statement: Ours is a city where everyone can contribute. Its 2011 Welcome Dayton resolution to be an immigrant-friendly city takes a positive, economically driven approach to integrating immigrants into the community as part of the city’s recovery.

But the resolution did more than make space for immigrant friendly policies; it is also building community among neighbors in a place that suffers from racial segregation and alienation.

Q&A: Borders, not war zones

Pedro Rios

Pedro Rios, director of AFSC’s San Diego program

Pedro Rios, director of AFSC’s San Diego program, explains how the militarization of borders is ineffective, costly, and dangerous.

Nothing about us without us

Storyology workshop

During Storyology workshops, participants share iconic items from their respective cultures. Here, Esthela Torres shows a weaving from Ecuador. 

Durante los talleres de “narratología”, los participantes comparten objetos emblemáticos de sus respectivas culturas. Aquí, Esthela Torres muestra un tejido de Ecuador.

The people at the center of debates on immigration issues are often unseen and unheard. In AFSC’s San Francisco office, Pablo Paredes is working with immigrant youth to change that.

Quaker Action Spring 2013

Download a PDF of the spring 2013 issue of Quaker Action. The stories in this issue are also available to read and share online.

Organizing community responses to regressive legislation in New Hampshire

Pressure to balance the budget has put at risk many services and policies that protect New Hampshire’s most vulnerable residents—as well as the health of its relatively strong economy.

But Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty, AFSC’s program coordinators in New Hampshire, have worked relentlessly to not only defend economic rights, but also empower the state’s residents to know when and how to take a stand.

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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