Human Rights

Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:00pm - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Peace Asia Conference - Alpha Flyer 2

Peace in Asia and the Pacific Conference Flyer

Download the Peace in Asia and the Pacific Conference Flyer

Initiated by the American Friends Service Committee and the American University Nuclear Policy Institute

To register and for additional information: http://afsc.org/PeaceInAsiaPacific

The current conference agenda can be viewed here.
(download here)

Meeting with International Visitors in Des Moines

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:30pm

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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KC Program Coordinator, Ira Harritt, at Rally for Bradley Manning.

Comments made by Ira Harritt, KC AFSC Program Coordinator at "Rally For Bradley" on June 4, 2011 in Leavenworth, KS.

 

Bradley Manning Rally 6-4-11

Kansas City AFSC staff, members of the AFSC Area Program Committee and volunteers participated in the June 4th “Rally for Bradley” and a march and vigil in Leavenworth, KS near the Military Prison where Bradley Manning is being held.

The event was the first large public rally since Bradley Manning was transferred to Fort Leavenworth in April 2011.

Buried Alive: Long-Term Isolation in California Youth and Adult Prisons

By Laura Magnani May 2008 AFSC publication, 22 pages.  Report on California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation over-use and misuse of isolation units, with six recommendations for change.

Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation Ceramony

Youth celebrating after proclamation ceramony.

One of the youth celebrating after the proclamation ceramony.  Her sign reads: "Your human rights are protected by law."

Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation Ceremony

One of the youth celebrating on the steps of City Hall after the proclamation cermony.

Pittsburgh declared 5th Human Rights City in the US.

On April 19 AFSC’s Racial Justice Through Human Rights (RJTHR) youth group accomplished their goal when Pittsburgh was declared a Human Rights City. Youth from the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy joined the RJTHR youth during the presentation of the proclamation in a ceremony during City Council. Five of the RJTHR youth accepted the Proclamation and spoke about their hope and concerns for the future of Pittsburgh.  

Celebrating Pittsburgh being declared a Human Rights City

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Through Human Rights Youth and Pittsburgh Cares, Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy celebrating Pittsburgh becoming a Human Right City on the steps of the City County building.

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