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New beginnings in the South Region

A sense of rebirth and renewal is spreading throughout the South Region under the dynamic new leadership of Kamau Franklin. Kamau, a civil rights attorney who was named regional director in April, brings to AFSC his rich background in organizing at the grassroots level around issues of racial justice and civic engagement. He shares his vision for the region here.

A message from the South regional director

Greetings, AFSC South Region supporters,

AFSC South Star Summer 2014

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

Immigrant Groups Release Welcoming Greensboro Report

Following the City Council’s unanimous passage on April 14, 2014 of a resolution declaring Greensboro a Welcoming City to immigrants and refugees, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Welcoming Greensboro Committee have released a 50-page report on the Welcoming Greensboro Initiative. The report details the challenges faced by the city’s immigrant communities and provides comprehensive recommendations for steps to improve equal access to opportunity for all city residents.

After detention and decades of waiting, family can apply for green cards

Fredd Reyes

Fredd Reyes (right) and his wife Valentina Pavone Reyes-Sagastume.

For Fredd Reyes, the U.S. is home. He’s lived here since he was two years old and has no memory of his native Guatemala. Fredd’s friends did not know he was living in the country without documents until he was arrested, detained, and threatened with deportation.

College should be affordable for everyone, argues student

As a college student who grew up on a military base and in a southern town, 22-year old Daphne Hines has a unique perspective on the world.

AFSC sponsors vigil to prevent NC mother’s deportation

Fredi Reyes’ Letter to my country

AFSC sponsors vigil to prevent NC mother’s deportation

Reflection on Vigil for Orfilia Reyes

By Lori Fernald Khamala, Immigrant Rights Program Director 

The fifth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Love in Action: the Transformative Power of Nonviolence"

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)

Peace Conference Lake

The fifth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Love in Action: the Transformative Power of Nonviolence," 

The fifth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Love in Action: the Transformative Power of Nonviolence," will draw upon the lessons of nonviolent campaigns and their leaders who discovered a force that can change the world. Participants will explore the principles and learn the applications of nonviolence as taught by Gandhi, King, and many spiritual leaders who offered this alternative paradigm for resolving conflict, achieving justice, and building peace.

Storyology 2012: Life Dream

Budding immigrant filmmakers debuted their 3-minute masterpieces to a standing room only crowd at International House Charlotte on Friday, March 16, 2012.

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