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Cindy Sheehan to Speak in Des Moines on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Progressive Coalition of Central Iowa, which lists these 10 reasons why there should be a “standing room only” crowd to greet Cindy Sheehan on Mother’s Day.

It’s caucus time--progressive peacemakers need Cindy’s reinforcement.

YEtCR Training Offerings

Open the attached documents to see details on trainings offered by the Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program. We are willing to come to your school or community to help increase the peace.

A Plea to Listen to Arab Voices

Pollster James Zogby spoke at Drake University in Des Moines recently at an event sponsored by AFSC and several other organizations. Zogby encouraged Americans to listen to what people in the Arab world are saying.

Des Moines videographer Rodger Routh created this 15-minute video featuring snippets from Zogby's talk:

 http://www.youtube.com/user/soundslikesouth1#p/u/6/-Ad0_7LylI8.

Our Tax$ for Human Need - Not Wars and Greed

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Demonstration & Street Theater will call for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the reprioritizing of our tax dollars toward human needs and job creation.

Activities will include:

  •   20’ to 30’ Banner of FY 2012 U.S. discretionary budget

Street Theater at Four Street Corners

Palm Sunday Procession for Peace

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 2:30pm

Service:  3:45 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Gather at 2:30 at the west side of the Capitol, and proceed to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6th and Park Street

The Service will feature the Rev. Denny Coon, Director of Bidwell Riverside Center, as the Keynote Speaker

Please consider putting this dramatic teaching, proclamation and action event on your church  or organization calendar and your personal calendar as a major part of observing Holy Week. 

An Islamic Voice for Peace

Samar Sarhan is a Palestinian-American serving as a Middle East Peace Apprentice with AFSC's Iowa program. She made the following remarks representing her own views at the Des Moines rally marking the 8th anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq.

Iowans Mark Eighth Anniversary of Iraq War

Over 100 hundred Iowans gathered at a rally on March 19, 2011 to mark the eight anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq and to call for an end to all U.S. wars. The gathering was organized by Iowa Veterans for Peace, Chapter 161, and was co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including AFSC.

Videographer Rodger Routh compiled this report.

Below is a statement shared by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator:

Pittsburgh becomes a Human Rights City

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The AFSC PA, Racial Justice Through Human Rights youth group has called on the City Council to take the first  step to address racial injustices in the City of Pittsburgh by issuing a proclamation declaring Pittsburgh a Human rights City. The Proclamation will be signed by City Council on April 19th.

AFSC has been partnering with the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy, PYLA and after the reading of the proclamation all the youth will march from the City-County building to Market Square to celebrate the proclamation.

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