I remember the first day of my freshman year of college at DePaul University in Chicago. I walked into the Student Center and saw all kinds of flyers on the walls of our student center. Flyers calling for the boycott of Coca Cola because of its connection to violence in Colombia. A flyer promoting an event for Mexican immigrants’ rights. And of course, a flyer advertising the first meeting of the year for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). I will always remember the images of these flyers; they opened up a whole new world to me of student activism.
March and rally marking 8th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, and calling for an end to the wars/occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Featured speakers will be Maryam Shansab, an Afghan-American grad student at Tufts, and Adrienne Kinne of Iraq Veterans Against the War. The march and rally will also feature the Leftist Marching Band, from Portsmouth NH. Marchers will gather at 6 Loudon Rd, in the parking lot, at 2 PM, and march to State House Plaza for the 2:30 PM rally.
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 7:30pm - Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:30pm
Annual conference, youth retreat, and march/rally on Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence. Jo Comerford of the National Priorities Project will give the keynote talk Friday evening, at 7:30 pm. An overnight for high school students will take place Friday night. The conference, with workshops on topics such as Afghanistan, immigration, activist skills, nonviolence, Israel/Palestine, death penalty, and more will take place from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event conclu
Pat Humphries and Sandy O, the duo Emma's Revolution
Smart, funny and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.
With hauntingly beautiful harmonies and powerful acoustic instrumentals that deliver the energy and strength of their convictions, emma's revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near.
Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.
Members of the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will be joined by the Shawnee Green Party and other supporters in a Vigil and Rally for Nonviolence on Saturday, January 15th from noon to 1:00 PM at the Town Square Pavilion in Carbondale. This will continue a tradition of advocating nonviolent solutions to national and international issues during a weekly vigil that has continued uninterrupted since December, 2001.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured. As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.
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.