Thank you for your support and outreach! Please continue sharing the information below through your newsletter, listerv, 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 email@example.com.
Here are some other ways you can engage with AFSC, plus a few updates on our work:
- Sign up for: Quaker opportunities for engagement with AFSC (Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.): Join AFSC's Lucy Duncan and Sofia Di Pietro to learn the many ways Friends can engage and work with AFSC. There will also be time to share your experiences of meaningfully engaging with AFSC over the years and how we can better support you as a meeting liaison or social change agent in your meeting or church.
- Join our #FreeThemAll week of action: From Dec. 10-18, AFSC and partners will host a national week of action to #FreeThemAll. Join us for online or in-person events to call for a future without prisons, jails, or detention centers. Our week includes a webinar on divesting for immigrant justice on Dec. 14.
- Sign on - Interfaith letter to the World Trade Organization: AFSC and faith partner organizations are calling on the World Trade Organization member countries to take action and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments globally. Please sign this letter and share with Friends in your network.
- AFSC governance recruitment: AFSC is looking for individuals to serve on our Stewardship Committee. This committee serves as the Board's advisor on all matters relating to finance and development. If you or someone you know feels called to serve in this role, or other AFSC committees, please fill out our nomination form.
- AFSC responds to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Rittenhouse, a white teenager, killed two people during protests of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The case reminds us once again that there is no justice in a criminal legal system designed to uphold white supremacy.
- New Orleans recovery: In the wake of Hurricane Ida and a limited government response, AFSC's Peace by Piece Program organized community cleanups and food distribution events with the Hollygrove Neighbors Association.
- 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.
- 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, 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.