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NC office plants seeds resulting in a welcoming resolution in Greensboro

Since fall of 2013, AFSC’s North Carolina office has worked with diverse immigrant communities across Greensboro on a project to make the city more welcoming and inclusive. One year later, challenges persist, but the grassroots work is paying off and we are seeing progress: the city unanimously passed a Welcoming Greensboro resolution in April 2014, the Human Relations Commission appointed an immigrant member in October 2014, and an AFSC staff member is chairing a working group to re-develop the city’s International Advisory Committee.

September 2014 Newsletter Released

We have a ton of great articles in this month's newsletter.. As always, our Carolinas office has been super busy and pursuing some incredible work in our community! Check it out!

Full newsletter available here.

AFSC South Star Summer 2014

Summer 2014 issue of the AFSC South Region's South Star newsletter.

Immigrant Groups Release Welcoming Greensboro Report

Following the City Council’s unanimous passage on April 14, 2014 of a resolution declaring Greensboro a Welcoming City to immigrants and refugees, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Welcoming Greensboro Committee have released a 50-page report on the Welcoming Greensboro Initiative. The report details the challenges faced by the city’s immigrant communities and provides comprehensive recommendations for steps to improve equal access to opportunity for all city residents.

AFSC NC 2014 Brochure

Check out AFSC of the Carolina's brand new beautiful brochure for 2014 describing our work!

We all live here

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Ghaisha came to the U.S. from Niger seeking asylum. Now a U.S. citizen and member of the Greensboro, N.C. community, she shares the story of a friend who was denied an organ transplant because he is undocumented.

 

AFSC joins "Mega Moral Monday" protest at NC General Assembly

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AFSC staff, interns and members of New Garden Friends Meeting travel to the NC state capitol to protest regressive policies

On June 3rd, AFSC-NC organized fourteen staff, interns and members of the New Garden Friends Meeting to travel to Raleigh to  join 1,600 others to rally outside the North Carolina Legislature. The rally was the fifth “Moral Monday” organized by the North Carolina NAACP, to protest the regressive agenda being pushed through by the radically conservative legislature that cuts access to public education, health care, other social programs, and restricts voting rights. 

Carolinas office honored with award from NC Peace Action

Accepting Peace Action award in North Carolina

AFSC volunteers Susan Ikenberry and Ellie Richard (center) accepted the award.

In May, Peace Action presented AFSC with its 2013 Peacemaker Award, citing AFSC’s outstanding work educating the public about the war in Afghanistan, as well as AFSC’s work to educate the general public about the costs to people in the U.S. because of the bloated Pentagon budget.

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