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The struggle for equal opportunity in Chicago

It takes time, collaboration, and work on many levels to bring real change.

But Darlene Gramigna and Jesus Palafox know that the complexity of the work ahead doesn’t mean it’s not worth struggling for a better way.

In three decades on different fronts of the city’s struggle for social justice, Darlene has learned that Chicago is a place where “people will fight right back” against oppression.

Working at the Root: An audio documentary

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Nob Hill Market, May 2012

Nob Hill Market, May 2012

Farm trainee Joseluis Ortiz selling produce at farmer's market.

MLK Forum - "This Madness Must End"

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This Madness Must End"

Dr. Martin Luther King and the U.S. Budget Debate

Hear an inspiring panel of community leaders discussing:

Indictment of Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Panel

Panel of Judges, Fiscal Cliff on Trial

See the Indictment of the Fiscal Cliff and its perpetrators presented at the Kansas City AFSC Fiscal Cliff on Trial forum, December 1, 2012. Use the Indictment as talking points for letters to the editors and calls to your elected officials.

GUILTY: Fiscal Cliff & Perpetrators

On Dec. 1, 2012, with the frenzied debate around the so called “fiscal cliff” raging in the media and in Washington, D.C., the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City, wth cosponsors by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC,held a lively forum titled, The Fiscal Cliff on Trial.

The fiscal cliff distraction

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

Ending the Debt without Cutting Spending or Raising Taxes

Presentation by Jamie Walton --Monetary Researcher, American Monetary Institute (AMI)

The Fiscal Cliff Distraction

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 6:30pm

Ending the Debt without Cutting Spending or Raising Taxes

Presentation by Jamie Walton --Monetary Researcher, American Monetary Institute (AMI)

 

The Fiscal Cliff on Trial

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us at a community forum exposing the deceptive framing of the debate on the deficit, U.S. tax and spending policies, and what is needed to improve the U.S. economy.

"The Fiscal Cliff on Trial" will analyze the debate on deficit reductions, tax policies, and federal spending proposals and their impact on Kansas Citians and our economy. 

Addressing violence and fragility across the world: the road to economic development

Thanks to Andrew Tomlinson, Director of QUNO-NY, Olivia Ensign, QUNO Program Assistant, and Theresa Kirby for assistance composing this post.

Security was tight in New York City as delegates gathered for the high-level meetings that marked the opening of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in late September. There were snipers on the roof of the UN buildings, and black limousines with flashing lights crowded the streets nearby as they lined up to get through the NYPD roadblocks. 

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QUNO Staff in Burundi

QUNO Staff in Burundi

QUNO Staff in Burundi

Fostering the next generation of peacemakers: If I Had a Trillion Dollars

Note: This is a guest post by Erin Polley, AFSC Program Coordinator of the Indiana Peacebuilding Program and the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival. Submissions are now being accepted for films created by youth which explore how they would allocate the money that has been spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq differently. - Lucy

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If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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