Believing All is Possible (BAPS) youth leaders from Logan County will lead a Help Increase the Peace workshop with elementary and middle school students in McDowell County, as part of the Sky's the Limit summer program.
Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison, both Guilford College students in Greensboro, NC, joined 15 other young people in Washington DC to attend AFSC’s first Human Rights Summit June 24-28, 2013. The youth each picked topics to focus on, and each day participated in workshops giving them background on Human Rights and preparing them for speaking with US Senators and Representatives on their topics of choice. Alex and Jodie chose to focus on immigration reform, which was a hot topic; the immigration reform bill S744 passed the Senate while they were in DC.
Article by Mike Murphy, AFSC KC Program Committee member
This year’s Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival was another rousing success. The Festival took place on June 7th, the first Friday of the month. First Friday is the time for the monthly art walk in The Crossroads District, and attendees of the Festival were a healthy mixture of peace activists and art enthusiasts who just happened upon the event.
Flyer inviting high school-age youth and school groups to participate in AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement projects in Kansas City.
Groups can learn about U.S. budget priorities and tax policies and create films for the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film festival; explore their ideas about how to improve our community and world and create spoken word poetry to perform wiht the "If I Could Change the World" spoken word project; participate in trainings about social change, nonviolent action and activism; and more...
Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth develolpment and leadership
AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2013-2014. We anticipate that after this year's excellent experiences we will have many more requests from groups wishing to participate next year, so contact us soon.
American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) “If I Could Change the World” Spoken Word project is getting attention all over the Kansas City area. AFSC Program Coordinator Ira Harritt and Peace Interns Joshua Smith, Isabella Fassi, and Pearl Webb, carried out the project to encourage and engage young people in social action. The project was conducted in collaboration with The Writers Place and area spoken word artists.
Please help encourage the youth of Kansas City to use their creativity to speak their peace.
Area youth from the “If I Could Change the World…” Spoken Word Project and American Friends Service Committee interns and other spoken word artists will be touring Kansas City venues performing spoken word from late March to June 2013.
The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth from after-school, faith, and high school settings in creative peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth Film Festival and the If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing ways corporations and the 1% control U.S.
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