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Certificate program: Human rights, local violence, and citizen security public policies in Central America

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), together with the Fundación Henry Dunant, is now accepting registrations for a certificate program that will be held May 25-Nov. 29, 2013, with distance-learning components and a face-to-face session in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The program’s objective is to bring a new human rights paradigm to policies addressing local violence in Central America.


Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Ride the lakefront to support people-to-people projects in Central America and Colombia! Collect pledges from friends and family.  Register between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. at the Clock Tower, just north of the Lake Bike Path and Addison, or the Dog Water Station at 55th and the Lake Bike Path. Free T-shirt with $50 in pledges! Celebrate with a free Central American dinner at the Clock Tower after the ride!

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.

The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including:

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