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If I Had a Trillion Dollars

What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

 Hundreds of youth give their answers in 3d annual If I Had a Trillion film festival

More than 240 youth have submitted 63 videos – a record - for the third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollar” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP).

Economic disparity or economic equality

By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City

“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution  

Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.  

5th Annual Culture of Peace Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2013 (All day)

This conference will include a variety of speakers and workshops all related to the theme, Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence.  More details to come.

Love & Activism Valentine's Party

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Love & Activism Valentines Party, fundraiser for the KC Program of AFSC.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and punch, live music, and the company of fellow progressive activists!

Suggested donation: $15 per person. At Oak Hall, 4550 Warwick Blvd., KCMO.

R.S.V.P. Ira Harritt 816 931-5256, or send donations to AFSC, 4405 Gillham Rd., KCMO

Celebrating Women Artists Working for Peace and Justice

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us at AFSC-SENE's annual dinner to celebrate local women performing artists on International Women's Day!  Food will begin at 6:00pm.  There will be a silent auction.  The performances will begin at 7:30pm.  Performers include Franny Choi, Rachel Miller, Nada Simah, Courtney Smith,  RI Raging Grannies and more!  It will be a fun night of celebrating work for peace and justice.

MLK Forum - "This Madness Must End"

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This Madness Must End"

Dr. Martin Luther King and the U.S. Budget Debate

Hear an inspiring panel of community leaders discussing:

Putri's Story

Putri Pamela Powell is one of the Youth Cultural Media Project interns in AFSC's Greensboro, N.C., office.

Watch the meaningful short digital story she created reflecting on her journey from Indonesia and her understanding of herself as a Muslim young woman.

Pittsburgh Area Strategic Peace Planning

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Now that the elections are over, with President Obama re-elected and some new exciting senators in office, including a record number of women, we have the opportunity to really impact the future of this country. However in order to do that we need to build a much stronger grassroots movement and come up with new creative ideas for getting our concerns heard.

A lesson on peace building from the Cambodia-Thailand border

President Obama’s meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other world leaders in November was an opportunity for Asian countries to discuss international relations. Meanwhile, civil society representatives of those countries took the opportunity to hold their own regional meetings in Phnom Penh, discussing the issues they wanted to raise to regional and world leaders.

To build international peace, many agreed, Asian leaders must focus on solving internal conflict first.

Fiscal Cliff on Trial, Witnesses on Corporate Abuses

Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- Testimony by Mary Lindsay, KC Move to Amend coordinator, addressed corporate abuses of power and budget and tax policy.

The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by  Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.

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