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Roots for Peace students working in Central High School community garden
By: Genevieve Beck-Roe
Published: November 3, 2015

Crystal Gonzalez is the Director of AFSC’s Roots for Peace Program in Los Angeles. Prior to joining AFSC in 2010 she had 10 years of experience as an organizer and educator in the Los Angeles area. I interviewed Crystal about her life and values and how she lives those out in her work with the Roots for Peace program. The following is edited excerpts of our conversation. - Genevieve

Genevieve Beck-Roe (GBR): How does your experience having grown up in a farmworker community inform your current work with...

Migrant justice protest in Denver, CO
By: Lucy Duncan
Published: November 2, 2015

“There is no problem with immigration. Immigration is not the problem. People move. People have always moved. The problem is policies that criminalize our immigrant brothers and sisters. The problem is policies which are tearing apart families and which are not honoring the human dignity of our brothers and sisters who were born in another land.” – Lori Khamala

In this video two AFSC staff members Lori Khamala and Pedro Rios discuss the current status of migrants and immigration in this country and propose ways that Quakers can get involved to work for...

East Jerusalem
By: Mati Gomis-Perez
Published: October 30, 2015

The escalation of violence and tension in Jerusalem and the long term inequities, oppression and dispossession of Palestinians under occupation inspires Mati Gomis-Perez, AFSC's Israel-Palestine Director, to ask, "Until when?" - Lucy

As we start the morning in Jerusalem these days, one can only think, “let us see how many today."  How many arrested, how many prevented from leaving their towns, how many clashes, how many protests, how many houses demolished, how many shot at, how many murdered, how many lynched, how many stabbings, how many and how many...

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Dome of the Rock
By: Saida Khader and Sahar Vardi
Published: October 28, 2015

The occupation and increased restrictions and attacks on Palestinians is causing enormous tension in Jerusalem in recent weeks. I asked two co-workers who work in Jerusalem to talk about what it’s like there now and what the international community can do. - Lucy 

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By: Philip Weiss
Published: October 23, 2015

Jennifer Bing co-led a delegation of AFSC staff to Israel and the Palestinian territories last month. Philip Weiss interviewed her soon after she returned. This piece was originally published on Mondoweiss. - Lucy

You just visited Gaza. You’ve been there often before, though, right?

This was my second visit in two years. The last time I was there was in May 2014, two months before the attacks began last summer. At that point it was 13 years since...

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