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Mentorship leads incarcerated men to leave violence behind

Mike and Russell

Mike and Russell

Mike Perry (left) mentored Russell Green (right) when they were incarcerated in a Maryland prison. Today, both men work for the program through advocacy, mentorship, and community engagement. See more photos.

In Maryland state prisons, men siphoned out of Baltimore as part of the “war on drugs” have fostered community and leadership development through the Friend of a Friend program. 

Comrade Sunshine: Official Trailer #1

First official trailer for "Comrade Sunshine," the upcoming documentary film by Cameron Granadino about Dominque Stevenson and AFSC's Friend of a Friend program.

Friend of a Friend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013 Community Tribunal (Baltimore, MD)

On January 21, 2013, AFSC's Friend of a Friend program led a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community tribunal at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Govans, Baltimore. Residents shared their experiences and concerns with the Maryland prison system and brainstormed strategies for making their voices heard.

Slideshow edit: Isaac Bunn
Photos: Bryan Vana

New Freedom School Lets Youth Voices Be Heard

Imagine living right next to a gas station and being forbidden to walk there for a snack. For many of Baltimore’s youth, like Octavia Chase, this is a reality. "My parents don't really allow me to go outside," Octavia shared. "The neighborhood doesn’t seem bad, but if I can’t go to a gas station that’s right there, there must be something wrong. That bothers me." But the high school student found an alternative environment in the Eddie Conway Freedom School, where she can actively give back to her community and attempt to change it for the better.

AFSC South Star Spring Newsletter

The South Star newsletter for AFSC's South Region.

LGTBQ Youth Wellness Event Planning Meeting

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

On December 4th Baltimore's Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program and Kenneth Morrison have teamed up to organize the community to address anti-gay bullying and LGBTQ youth suicide. Event will take place at Coppin State University and will include a Facilitated Dialog*, Panel Discussion and Book Release Party.

Committee Application

If interested in the being on the committee, please complete this BIOSketch form and return it to Mia Jones at mjones@afsc.org. Please add into the form, your time availability. 

Maryland Eyes Wide Open Exhibition

Maryland Eyes Wide Open Exhibition

Maryland Eyes Wide Open Exhibit at UMBC

Maryland Eyes Wide Open Exhibit
University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Baltimore American Friends Service Committee office has assembled an exhibit that reflects the costs of war to the state of Maryland.

You are invited to host the Exhibition in your preferred location.

Where the Exhibit has Been:

Churches:

  • City Temple Baptist Church
  • Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation
  • Douglas Memorial Community Church
  • First and Franklin Presbyterian Church
  • Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart

Colleges:

Baltimore College Peace Network

The Baltimore College Peace Network is a network of faculty and students from colleges and universities in the Greater Baltimore area. The Baltimore Urban Peace Program of the American Friends Service Committee coordinates the Network.

The Baltimore College Peace Network works in three areas:

  • Peace Studies
  • Service Learning
  • Reflective Activism

 The Baltimore College Peace Network will:

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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