Thank you to all who joined us for AFSC’s 2022 Corporation program, “Quaker Action for a Just World.” If you missed it, all sessions can be viewed on our Corporation website.
Please continue sharing the information below through your newsletter, listserv, and social media channels to help your meeting or church connect with AFSC.
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Here are some ways you can engage with AFSC, plus a few updates on our work:
- Register for Demilitarizing the Budget (May 3, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT): In this webinar, participants will learn why the United States' obscene spending on weapons and war isn't keeping us safe, how the budget and appropriations process works, and how you can get involved in the call to move money out of militarism and into our communities.
- A Quaker Call: Environmental Justice for All (May 4, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT): Join AFSC and FCNL advocates and community leaders as we share our ongoing work for environmental justice. Aligning with Quaker values and understanding, we’ll have specific calls to action to create this vision. Register for the webinar here.
- AFSC legal services request for proposals: AFSC is seeking an independent contractor for our non-profit corporate legal services. We are now inviting qualified individuals to submit a best-value proposal to provide corporate legal advice as outlined in the scope of work to the AFSC Board of Directors and the leadership team.
- Join us for Poor People’s Campaign June mobilization: AFSC is again partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign to mobilize thousands to our nation’s capitol this June. The fact that there are 140 million poor and low-wealth people in a country this rich is morally indefensible, constitutionally inconsistent and economically insane. Join poor people and moral witnesses from across the country June 18, 2022 for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington!
- AFSC Nobel Peace Prize nominations 2023: Do you know someone worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize? AFSC invites nominations for our 2023 Nobel Prize nomination from Quaker meetings, organizations, and individual members of the Religious Society of Friends. For information on the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please go to quakernobel.org/criteria. Nominations can be submitted at www.afsc.org/action/submit-nobel-peace-prize-nomination.
- AFSC is hiring Director of Quaker Engagement: The Director of Quaker Engagement leads AFSC’s efforts to build nurturing, trusting, and engaged relationships with Friends. They will facilitate good relations between AFSC, Friends organizations, schools and colleges, and Friends meetings and churches. The director will also be an initial point of contact for Friends, ensuring that Friends’ questions and ideas are represented to AFSC colleagues and governance members. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, you can find the full job listing and application here.
- And don’t forget to follow AFSC on social media!: Stay up to date on upcoming events and ways to take action by joining us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Thank you for your continued support of AFSC’s work and all that you do in working for a more just and peaceful world!
Sofia Di Pietro
P.S. You can find more ways to get involved at our updated Friends Engage page.