Below is a testimony from the First Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC, whose members particpated in Washington, D.C.'s Human Rights Learning program this summer. With the assistance of Program Director Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana and intern Monica Shah, youth meeting members studied the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also participated in phone banking with the Human Rights Campaign.
First Friends Meeting Summer Youth Trip: Human Rights
January 11, 2012 marks the anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo. The opening of such an institution has made torture and indefinite detention a prominent issue in our world today, threatening peace and our morality. It is our duty as citizens to uphold peace and the idea that all humans deserve to rights and be treated in ethical ways. Come and assemble with other groups organizing as part of the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo.
Join in a Mirgant Rights Vigil while community groups meet with Governor Chafee to discuss: denouncing the (in)Secure Communities Program, ending police submission to hold request from Immigration, and driver's licenses for all. We will tell our migration stories, enjoy music, and solidarity. Sponsored by the Todos Somos Arizona coalition (We are all Arizona).
Please join us for an informal meeting with international visitors from Egypt, Hong Kong, Nepal, and the Palestinian Territories. They are in Des Moines with the Iowa Council on International Understanding under a state department study program. Their focus is on US Foreign and Human Rights Policies
For more info, contact Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC - Iowa Program Coordinator, 515-274-4851, ext: 22.
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