Hector Salamanca, an AFSC Iowa Dreamer and intern, reads a poem written by Michael McConnell to celebrate the creation of AFSC's Midwest Region in 2012. Michael was an AFSC regional director for 23 years until his passing April 7, 2013. AFSC has established the Michael McConnell Youth Internship Fund to help carry on Michael's passion for peace and justice.
The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth from after-school, faith, and high school settings in creative peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth Film Festival and the If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing ways corporations and the 1% control U.S.
Happy Holidays from AFSC's Area Office of the Carolinas!
We hope you enjoy this short video made by our intern Haejin Song. This semester, she worked with immigrant students at Greensboro's Newcomer School. For the holidays, the children made holiday and New Years cards to send to family members back home. See some of their work and hear them wish you happy holidays in their home languages.
The Kansas City AFSC is seeking part time paid peace interns to work with AFSC staff and volunteers in support of our peace campaigns. The intern will work eight to ten hours each week between August 2012 and May 2013.
Originally from Kenya, Lydia Kirior served her MSW practicum internship this summer with AFSC Iowa. Lydia has a bachelor's degree in social and religiuos studies and hopes to "educate myself and go back home to work for social change and fight for justice in my community."
During her time at AFSC, Lydia helped organize this public forum on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Fadima Gologo, AFSC intern, on globalization and migration
Globalization and migration were the focus of Fadima Gologo’s summer 2011 internship with AFSC in Denver. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior International Affairs/Political Science major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
Fadima prepared this zine on the topic for an August workshop on globalization geared mainly for members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights.
Reflections from Park University AFSC Campus Peace Intern, Matthew Burton
The Peace Education Club, or Peace Club as it is more commonly known, accomplished many things. Together as a unit of collective peace to themselves and the student body, the group succeeded to stay present in light of a not so peaceful culture. Bringing themselves and the Park University student body together in intellectually changeling way became the motto for the Peace Club.
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
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