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Youth Summit 'An unforgettable experience'

Students from South Region programs in North Carolina, West Virginia, New Orleans, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., gathered in the nation’s capital in June for a Human Rights Summit organized by Jean Louis Peta Ikambana director of the AFSC-DC program.

The students participated in workshops to prepare for meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill.

Students Attend Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

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NC Delegates in DC!

Recently our students were part of a delegation of AFSC-affiliated youth to visit Washington, DC for the AFSC Human Rights Youth Summit. Find out what that's all about and read their reflections here!

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Summit Testimonies

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit (2)

Left to right: AFSC's Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) BAPS program participant Jimetta, DC Peace & Economic Justice Program Director Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, BAPS participant Ciara and ACE Program Director Lida Shepherd during the 2013 Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Bryan Vana

Reflections on the 2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit by AFSC interns and participants.

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Summit Report

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit (1)

AFSC DC Peace & Economic Justice interns Rita (left) and Morgan speak during a meeting with Jason Spear, Legislative Associate to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) as part of the 2013 Human Rights Summit.

Photo: Bryan Vana

With support from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)’s donor-funded 2013 Opportunity Grant Fund, AFSC’s Peace & Economic Justice Program in Washington, D.C. organized and hosted its first annual AFSC Youth Human Rights Summit, which took place over five days in June 2013.  The Summit drew ten young people (seven high school students from New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO; Logan, West VA; and Washington, D.C., two college students from Earlham College in Greensboro, NC, and one college student from Washington, D.C.

Reflections from NC delegation to AFSC Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

Jodie and Alex at Human Rights Summit

Guilford College (NC) students Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison attend the AFSC Human Rights Summit in DC in July

Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison, both Guilford College students in Greensboro, NC, joined 15 other young people in Washington DC to attend AFSC’s first Human Rights Summit June 24-28, 2013. 

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