The Story of a World-wide Grassroots Movement for Localization
A film on how government and big business continue to push for ‘growth’ in the form of increased global trade which results in climate chaos, senseless war, fundamentalism, financial volatility, income inequality, and the consolidation of corporate power. People around the world are resisting , demanding regulation of both trade and finance and re-building more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm-an economics of localization.
Originally from Kenya, Lydia Kirior served her MSW practicum internship this summer with AFSC Iowa. Lydia has a bachelor's degree in social and religiuos studies and hopes to "educate myself and go back home to work for social change and fight for justice in my community."
During her time at AFSC, Lydia helped organize this public forum on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Kathleen McQuillen on the Federal Budget and Palestine-Israel
Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, speaks with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg about the federal budget, military overspending and an upcoming interfaith conference on Palestine-Israel.
On July 6, 2011 a public forum on the psychological effects of war was held at Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting House. This forum was organized by the AFSC Iowa Peace Building Program as part of its effort to create awareness on the multiple and varied costs of war. The forum focused its evaluation on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Mara Davidson, left, and Sara Crippen served as AFSC Iowa interns in the Spring of 2011. Mara helped revamp AFSC Iowa's social media presence, and Sara welcomed walk-in clients for AFSC's Immigrants Voice legal services program.
AFSC Iowa interns Mara Davidson and Sara Crippen interviewed a number of immigrants from several countries who come to AFSC for immigration legal services during Tuesday afternoon walk-in hours. Mara edited audio clips from the interviews and prepared these stories:
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