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Friends House Ice Cream Social 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 4:30pm

Friends House Ice Cream Social

Friends House Ice Cream Social

Peace and justice supporters tuck into the cold and creamy stuff at the inaugural Friends House Ice Cream Social in 2010.

Back by popular demand! You and yours are warmly invited to attend the second annual Friends House Ice Cream Social and watermelon feast.

Feel free to bring your favorite toppings. Come just for fun and chill with other friends new and old. This year, we’ll offer tours of Friends House and introductions to the good work of our tenants.

For more information, or just to hear a few puns, contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10 or


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.

Returning Soldiers and PTSD Explored in AFSC Forum

By Lydia Kirior

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.

Iowa Intern Listens to Immigrants

Mara Davidson, an AFSC Iowa intern in the Spring of 2011, describes her experience listening to immigrants and refugees who come to AFSC for immigration legal services provided by Jody Mashek.

In this interview with Jon Krieg, Mara talks about the relevance of social media and the power of hearing immigrants tell their story firsthand.

A double major in advertising and writing, Mara will begin her junior year this fall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Immigrants Tell Their Stories in Iowa

Mara Davidson and Sara Crippen

Mara Davidson, left, and Sara Crippen

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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