I hope you are well and enjoying the holiday season! This month, I hope you’ll join us for our annual December week of action for migrant rights. AFSC and partners are organizing actions each day between International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, through International Migrants Day on Dec. 18. See our events page for more.
Also, if you haven’t already, please RSVP for our inaugural liaison call on Jan. 11, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Here are more ways you can engage with AFSC, plus a few updates on our work:
New program kicks off in Ethiopia: The Salama Hub is a consortium between AFSC and the All Africa Conference of Churches. The hub was established in 2021 to facilitate collaboration between African civil societies and institutional stakeholders in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Together, we seek to advance peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.
Register for: Migration is a human right: Join AFSC staff and immigrant leaders who will share how they are organizing in their communities, and how you can take action to ensure that the right to migrate is protected for all people.
Join us: A friend’s call to a Farm Bill for all: Join AFSC staff and partners as we host our first roundtable discussion on the U.S. Farm Bill and how we can collectively call for policies that build a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system. In this Farm Bill learning series, we will deepen our understanding of how the Farm Bill functions, its crucial role in responding to the climate crisis, and how we can advocate for legislation that prioritizes the growing needs of our communities and environment.
California Bay Area: AFSC is incredibly grateful for the generosity of an anonymous donor who has helped create the Stephen McNeil Fellowship. Over two years, the fellow will help us organize and lead a new coalition of "Apartheid-Free Communities." These groups will be committed to exposing and opposing racism and apartheid everywhere. They will take a pledge to be "apartheid-free” by withdrawing all supports from the military occupation of Palestinian lands and from Israeli apartheid.
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
Quaker Engagement Coordinator