Over the past month, liaisons like you have helped us expand our connection with more meetings and churches. Thank you for your support and outreach!
Please continue sharing the information below through your newsletter, listserv, and social media channels to help your meeting or church connect with AFSC!
If your meeting or church does not yet have a liaison, I ask that you continue to invite Friends and others in your community 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:
- Watch our virtual event on the Poor People’s Campaign: Did you miss this special event for Quakers? You can still catch the video of our virtual meeting for learning here. Hear from leaders of the #Poor People Campaign and find out how Quakers across the U.S. and AFSC are taking action together for economic, racial, and gender justice.
- AFSC governance recruitment: AFSC is looking for individuals to serve on our Friends Relations Committee and our Community, Equality, and Justice Committee. These committees help the Board and senior staff provide leadership to AFSC in living out its core Quaker principle of equality both internally and programmatically. If you or someone you know feels called to serve in these roles, or other AFSC committees, please fill out our nomination form.
- Into the Archives: As we marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Archivist Don Davis looked back on how AFSC responded to the human and monetary costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That includes projects such as AFSC’s acclaimed “Eyes Wide Open” traveling exhibition. In this video, Don uses the trove of resources in the AFSC archives to reflect on our work to encourage peaceful responses to tragedy and conflict.
- Michigan expands maternal and post-partum health care for people in prison: After advocacy by AFSC and partners, Michigan announced it will limit its use of restraints on pregnant people. It will also allow parents more time with newborns, expand access to birth plans, and more. Prison “conditions are harsh, and they’re not meant for anyone and especially someone who is pregnant,” says AFSC’s Natalie Holbrook.
- 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 Policy Advocacy Coordinator Tori Bateman discussing the Build Back Better framework with an update on how AFSC is working to ensure that the U.S. Congress makes progress in meeting the needs of many communities.
- 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.