Economic Justice

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Delegation to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 9:00am

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Delegation to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico

May 21-23, 2010

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera: Forging Relationships Across Borders

“A very appealing feature of the CFO philosophy is that they never impose an agenda on the workers, but instead respond to needs that workers articulate. They say ‘Always go to the workers with empty hands’—equivalent to our idiom of an open mind.” - Judith Rosenberg, Co-founder of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

AFSC-Austin has supported grassroots initiatives among workers, migrants and activists for over a decade.

AFSC Calls for a Just Minimum Wage

Yager and Smith

AFSC’s Martha Yager with Rep. Margie Smith.

AFSC’s Martha Yager (right) with Rep. Margie Smith(left), who was the prime sponsor of a bill which raised New Hampshire’s minimum wage. AFSC’s New Hampshire office helped mobilize community groups to win that victory—and help win a higher federal minimum wage.

Keep the momentum going

Change Trade Policy

In today’s global economy, workers everywhere need policies that support jobs and communities.  A new trade bill recently introduced in Congress will help reverse the global race to the bottom on wages and working conditions. 

This June, Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), a former paper mill worker, introduced the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act (“H.R. 3012”) in Congress.  The bill will ensure that trade agreements don’t infringe on:

AFSC's analysis of the global economy

An Executive Summary

Global economic justice is the bedrock of a peaceful world. As an organization long committed to achieving peace and justice, the American Friends Service Committee commissioned this report to stimulate reflection and discussion among the Service Committee, the Religious Society of Friends, and the wider community in order to advance the structural changes needed to build a just global economy - an economy founded on respect for inherent dignity and equal rights.

Effort underway to re-open Circle Food Store

New Orleans Peace Building & Economic Justice Project  

 Effort underway to re-open Circle Food Store

Fresh bell peppers, Eater candy and school uniforms are synonymous with the iconic and now shuttered Circle Food Store which sits at the corner of N. Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues. For 87 years the Circle store has served as one stop shopping experience for the 7th Ward neighborhood.  It was also the only Black owned grocery in New Orleans.

Economic Justice in Hard Times: then and now

Rick Wilson, director of AFSC’s West Virginia Economic Justice Project

Rome is burning—
no time to fiddle

Human Rights Teacher Workshop

The AFSC Los Angeles Peace Education Program offers Human Rights resources, training and professional development for K-12 educators.  Each year, our office facilitates a Human Rights Education workshop for Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) teachers through the United Teachers of Los Angeles salary-point system.  

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

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