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"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" FILM SCREENING

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:30am - 4:00pm

American Friends Service Committee, Indiana Youth Group and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will host a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (83 min.): This powerful documentary chronicles the life of the Quaker, openly-gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. A discussion following the film will be moderated by members of the Quaker community.

KC Screening- If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Films 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join us on Saturday, January 11th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local young filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar plus federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.

Benefit concert AFSC Youth program and Philippines

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Benefit Concert
The American Friends Service Committee PA Youth Program
National Nurses Relief Group for the Philippines
An evening of music featuring: the Raging Grannies, Smokestack Lightning and friends, Recording artists Callan and Mark Dignam

ACE youth featured on WV public radio

Ciara and Jimetta, Appalachia Center for Equality youth leaders, speak to Beth Vorhees on the WV Morning radio show about their advocacy for sex education classes as a solution to high teen pregnancy rates in Logan County.  

Youth "Help Increase the Peace" in McDowell County

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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.  

Reflections from NC delegation to AFSC Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

Jodie and Alex at Human Rights Summit

Guilford College (NC) students Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison attend the AFSC Human Rights Summit in DC in July

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. 

Festival Again Raises Visions of Peace

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.

AFSC Youth Civic Engagement: Invitation

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.

KC Youth Speak Out In DC

Youth represent Kansas City at the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” National Film Festival in Washington, D.C. 

Kansas City youth change the world with spoken word poetry

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.

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