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A white person attending the Bernie Sanders' rally in Seattle last week probably understood what was happening as an unwelcome, uninvited interruption of Bernie’s attempts to speak on social programs...
Sara Z.E.Hughes works as AFSC's social media specialist. Sara is an artist, filmmaker and cultural worker who uses art for social change, a tool AFSC uses in our program work in many places including...
Though this piece, an exploration of working within an anti-racist framework in all work against oppression, but particularly in the movement to end the occupaton of Palestinian territory, is a...
In this piece Sahar Vardi reflects in journal form on the recent stabbing of a young woman at a Gay Pride protest in Tel Aviv (the young woman has subsequently died) and the arson attack on a...
Joseph Gerson, Director of Regional Programs in the Northeast Region of AFSC, is currently attending commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the dropping of bombs on Hirshima and Nagasaki. In his...
"Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbor secretly." -- Deuteronomy 27:24 Some believe that drone attacks save U.S. lives because they do not rely on "boots on the ground" and thus service members are...
Thursday (July 16th) was the anniversary of the death of the four Bakr boys who were shot and killed by an Israeli gunboat operator on the beach in Gaza as international reporters staying at the al-...
AFSC has been collaborating with QuakerSpeak, a project of Friends Journal, on several videos about issues on which AFSC works and how Quakers can support change. The second video in the series of...
“I don’t believe slavery ended in 1865, I believe it just evolved.” – Bryan Stevenson I've been having a couple of weeks of mixed emotions. When I heard the Supreme Court had finally decided that gay...
Glenn E. Martin presented at the recent conference on Ending Mass Incarceration & the New Jim Crow at Pendle Hill. Glenn is formerly incarcerated and runs an organization JustLeadershipUSA, whose...
Bonnie Kerness presented this talk at a vigil at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on May 4th, 2015 in New York City. - Lucy In the mid 80’s I received a letter from Ojore Lutalo who had just been...
Much of the conference on ending mass incarceration at Pendle Hill was focused on listening and learning about the issues, but also considering effective strategy: how to build campaigns, how to...
Below is an excerpt from a plenary session at the recent Ending mass incarceration and the New Jim Crow conference at Pendle Hill. Michelle Alexander was interviewed by Daniel Hunter and Jondhi...
This is an interview by volunteer writer Kadija Diallo of Migwe Kimemia, director of AFSC's Peace and Trade Justice program in Dayton, Ohio. Migwe discusses the development of the program and the...
Staff members of AFSC’s Immigrant Rights Program in Newark joined advocates from across the nation in a protest against the family detention policies of the US government on May 1 in Dilley, Texas....