Invite Quaker Youth to think about military spending

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Invite youth in your meeting to consider military spending by participating in the 2013 "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival.

The National Priorities Project (NPP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) joined together to sponsor the “If I Had A Trillion Dollars” (IHTD) youth film festival to help integrate the voices and ideas of young people into the nation’s budget debate.  As revenue and spending decisions made at the federal level disproportionately affect young people, the festival is geared toward educating and inspiring young people to engage in civic activism.

Engage with youth in your meeting or church about military spending.  You can:

1.  Use the IHTD activities guide  in your First Day School to help young people learn more about the issues.

2.  Create a short video about how youth in your meeting would spend 1 trillion dollars.

3.  Submit your video to the 2013 or 2014 film festival (deadline for 2013 is January 13th!)

Watch this short film, "3 Minute Film School," for  an introduction to creating a film with youth in your Quaker community.

IHTD 2013-2014 Activities Guide

An activities guide to get youth thinking about how our federal budget works, what our nations priorities are, and their own personal budget priorities.

IHTD Issues Tool Kit

This toolkit will help you understand the issues behind $1 trillion in war spending so that you can participate in the IHTD youth video contest.

IHTD Videomaking Toolkit

How to create, upoad and submit videos to the festival.

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