If I had A trillion Dollars

Indianapolis mom marks 10 years working for peace and justice

The day the U.S. invaded Iraq was the day the peace movement recruited Erin Polley.

In March 2003, Erin was working in Chicago's service industry, having moved from Indianapolis two years earlier in search of a sense of purpose.

"I had never been politicized before, but seeing all these stories coming out about the Bush administration wanting to start a war in Iraq, I felt like I had to do something," she says.

Dear Secretary Duncan

Students in Boston produced this short video as an open letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

We are demanding peace

Watch this video produced by students from Los Angeles for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival.

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.

Her father was a United States Airman, so Daphne spent ten years of her childhood living on an Air Force base. Daphne thrived on the base. The community was global, diverse, and welcoming, and exposed her to foreign languages and cultures. The tight-knit support structure sometimes felt like a large extended family: “The bonds of the military community were stronger bonds than the differences of race or ethnicity,” she says.

What would you do with a trillion dollars?

More than 240 youth have submitted 63 videos—a record—for the third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” youth film festival. Twenty-five entries have been named official selections.

Educating Hope - If I Had a Trillion Dollars

Watch this video produced by students from Pittsburgh, Pa. for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival. 

If I Had a Trillion Dollars

What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

 Hundreds of youth give their answers in 3d annual If I Had a Trillion film festival

More than 240 youth have submitted 63 videos – a record - for the third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollar” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP).

Kansas City interns engage youth in work for peace and justice

AFSC interns Pearl Webb, Isabella Fassi and Joshua Smith describe their civic engagement work with youth in Kansas City.

KC Screening- If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Films

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

 
Join us on January 12th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local youth filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.

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