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Moving the Money: Concrete Steps For Economic Justice For All People MLK Forum

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us for an MLK Holiday Community Forum

Moving the Money: Concrete Steps For Economic Justice For All People

 “In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash  a check…” 

Let Your Life Speak

Learning from lives that inspire

Let Your Life Speak is a project of AFSC Friends Relations. Quakers have an incredible history and legacy of action and service work, and that work continues to be borne out within Meetings and individual Friends across the county. AFSC grounds its work in Quaker testimonies and practices to do work for peace with justice work within the world.

Building community, growing food, co-creating change: An interview with Crystal Gonzalez

Crystal Gonzalez is the Director of AFSC’s Roots for Peace Program in Los Angeles. Prior to joining AFSC in 2010 she had 10 years of experience as an organizer and educator in the Los Angeles area. I interviewed Crystal about her life and values and how she lives those out in her work with the Roots for Peace program. The following is edited excerpts of our conversation. - Genevieve


Crystal Gonzalez

Crystal Gonzalez in All People community garden

Crystal Gonzalez in All People community garden

Students present solutions to poverty at policy summit

 In September 2015, AFSC youth advocates attended the Our Children Our Future Policy Summit.

Destiny, a student leader from Boone County, shared her story as a young person with big dreams and determination to further her education. She received a very warm response from the crowd, and spoke with many afterwards who were moved and inspired by her courage. In her words:

Move the Money Listening Project Report Release

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

We invite you to join us for the release of the Move the Money Listening Project Report and gain insights into community needs and how life could improve with priorities that invest in our future.

Join us to find out how we can work together to change budget priorities, reverse budget cutting, establish fair tax policy and help increase investments in our community!

MLK Community Forum “An Edifice Which Produces Beggars Needs Restructuring”

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

"We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967


Join us for a Community Forum

September 2014 Newsletter Released

We have a ton of great articles in this month's newsletter.. As always, our Carolinas office has been super busy and pursuing some incredible work in our community! Check it out!

Full newsletter available here.

Invitation - Creative Youth Social Change Projects 2014-15

Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership

AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter August 1, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, August 1, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

AFSC South Star Summer 2014

Summer 2014 issue of the AFSC South Region's South Star newsletter.

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