I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and enjoying the first few weeks of fall.
As a Friends liaison, you play a key role in communication between your monthly meeting/church and AFSC. Please share the information below through your newsletter, listserv, and social media channels to help your meeting or church connect with us!
If your meeting or church does not have a liaison yet, I ask that you continue to invite Friends at your meeting/church and others to sign up for this email. They will get invitations curated specifically for Quakers. And as always, feel free to contact me with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some other ways you can engage with AFSC, plus a few updates on our work:
- Share this AFSC job opening for AFSC - Executive Board Secretary: This position provides high-level administrative support to the board clerk and ensures the smooth functioning of the Board, Corporation, and Board and Corporation committees, working groups, and task forces. The executive board secretary is also responsible for meeting coordination and planning, project support, and board records management, as well as maintaining communication with Corporation, Board, and committee members.
- Register for our webinar: Join us on Oct. 14 as we explore militarized policing, the development of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), fusion centers, "pre-crime," the use of community leaders and organizations in surveillance, and how local communities are pushing back. This event is part of our monthly “Community Safety Beyond Policing” webinar series.
- Quaker United Nations Office - New York welcomes new director: We are pleased to announce that Sarah Clarke will assume the role of QUNO New York director on Nov. 1. She will lead QUNO’s work with U.N. agencies, multilateral organizations, state diplomats, and civil society representatives to bring Quaker insights and practice to the work of the U.N. system and promote transformative means of addressing conflict and building peace.
- Victory! New Jersey county ends contract with ICE: Thanks to advocacy by AFSC, partners, and community members, Hudson County announced it would no longer jail people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- Hear directly from courageous community organizers: Join us every other Wednesday for our Facebook Live event where AFSC staff members share updates on our work. Our most recent event featured AFSC’s New Mexico Program Director Sayrah Namaste and Co-Director Patrick Jaramillo. In New Mexico, AFSC has worked with communities to face the climate crisis, helping build sustainability and resiliency while serving local people.
- 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 Friends Engage page.