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"Education is nothing without life experience," according to Paul Maciel, an intern with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in the spring of 2012. Paul is finishing his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Grand View University in Des Moines. In this six-minute interview with AFSC regional staff Jon Krieg, Paul reflects on what he learned and shares some of his thoughts about life.

In this four-minute interview with AFSC regional staffer Jon Krieg, Dillon Thornbury describes what he learned about immigration while completing his service-learning project with the legal services component of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program in Des Moines. A double major in psychology and Spanish at Central College, Dillon hopes to study immigration law in the future.

The Kansas City spoken art duo "The Recipe" decries the new nuclear weapons plant being built on the south side of the city with $720 million in taxpayer funds.

Jeff Napolitano discusses community efforts to preserve homes and a safe place for youth through non-violence training.

Martha Yager discusses peace efforts against ten years of drumbeats from Iraq to Iran; and the increasing mistreatment of immigrants in our communities.

Gabriel Camacho talks about immigrant communities' organizing efforts in the age of enforcement and deportation.

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from April 19, 2012 with Shan Cretin, AFSC’s General Secretary. Shan sat down with Keith Harvey, Regional Director, of the Cambridge, MA office to discuss AFSC's Truth and Reconciliation work with the Wabanaki Youth program. 

Jamie Bissonette Lewey discussed community healing and a pathway to peace.

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from March 15, 2012 with Caroline Isaacs, AFSC’s Program Director in Tucson Arizona. Caroline recently released a 100-page report detailing problems in that state’s private prisons. Already the report has received national attention, and had an impact on policy in Arizona. 

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from February 29, 2012 with AFSC experts on Afghanistan and Iraq Peter Lems and Mary Zerkel, based out of Chicago discussing the “Cost of War.”

They shared information on various programs, events, and resources designed to help bring peace to the Middle East and around the world. They explain AFSC’s strategies to help citizens engage US policy makers to 'Move the Money' in the federal budget and reprioritize the country’s current spending.

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