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KC AFSC Peace and Justice Alert 9-13-2013

KC AFSC P & J Alert 9-13-13

KC AFSC P & J Alert 9-13-13

Kansas City AFSC's weekly Peace and Justice Alert, September 13, 2013

AFSC Youth Civic Engagement: Invitation

Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth develolpment and leadership

AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2013-2014. We anticipate that after this year's excellent experiences we will have many more requests from groups wishing to participate next year, so contact us soon.

KC Youth Speak Out In DC

Youth represent Kansas City at the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” National Film Festival in Washington, D.C. 

Kansas City interns build peace with youth

Pearl Webb, Isabella Fassi, and Joshua Smith started interning with AFSC in August 2012, to lead youth civic engagement and social action projects in the Kansas City area. Along with Program Coordinator Ira Harritt, the interns teach high school-aged youth about issues in their communities, injustice in the U.S., and how they can help put an end to the injustice and promote greater peace.

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.

North Carolina youth advocate for equal rights

A group of Quaker youth in Greensboro, N.C., troubled by their state’s outright ban on same-sex marriages, approached AFSC this summer to get a better understanding of human rights.

Within the group, the general sentiment was that the U.S. Constitution is meant to name freedoms, not take them away, explains the group’s facilitator, Sheila Hoyer.

“Our youth have a strong concern for equal rights for all, especially the oppressed gay community in our state,” she says. “It's a very personal issue to this group.”

If I Had a Trillion Dollars

five young people talking

If I Had A Trillion Dollars is a national youth video contest and film festival. We ask young people aged 10-23, "If YOU had the power to choose, how would you spend 1 trillion dollars? What could that money do for your family, for your community, for your nation, or for the world?"

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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