Home for the holidays. We hear that sentiment echo among others across radio stations and shopping malls. While commercialism threatens to rob the holidays of their truer spirit, there still lives within all of us the simple joy found in being with friends and family in a safe, warm, and peaceful place—Home.
PHILADELPHIA (December 9, 2010) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and social justice organization, is hosting nine days of action beginning on International Human Rights Day, December 10, and concluding on International Migrants Day,December 18. Through this coast-to-coast effort, AFSC is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to halt policies that separate families and militarizes communities.
Joint honorees Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona; Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona; the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency; and President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras in this special awards event. They will receive “awards” for standing out among their peers for their flagrant violation of Human Rights both in the United States and at an international level.
Sponsor(s): Centro Presente, and AFSC New England’s Project Voice.
As part of the JustFaith immigration immersion, Trinity will be hosting a showing of Papers, a lengthy documentary about undocumented students and the wall they come up against in attempting to further their education on graduation from high school. It highlights several students whose situations are quite different.
The NC Immigrant Rights Program Monthly E-Newsletter serves as a vehicle for Quaker allies and recent immigrant/refugee constituents living in North Carolina to stay informed and involved with AFSC and immigrant rights-related actions in the state.
Reminder! New Address: 529-D College Road // Greensboro, NC 27410 //Same phone 336-854-0633.
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.