In January, AFSC staff and youth from across the South Region led protests and a national panel discussion to confront the issue of police violence and militarization in the United States.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday served as the launch date for SOAR (South Organizing Against Racism), which inspired youth-led events in over 15 cities including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Greensboro, Miami and New Orleans.
On January 15th, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, AFSC South Region youth programs participated in SOAR (South Organizing Against Racism), a day of action against police violence and militarization.
Over 15 cities participated by publically demonstrating and conducting workshops on this important issue. In this ongoing moment of youth activism, we fully support young people and others in pressing the case against police violence and militarization.
We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.
We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.
Civil rights and faith leaders applaud a groundbreaking policy change instituted by the Newark Police Director to decline immigration detainers issued to the department by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE).
This 8-page booklet provides you with a useful walk through of how to respond to immigration raids and assert your rights. It includes a “right to remain silent” card. Protect Yourself from ImmigrationRaids, produced by CASA of Maryland, is also known as the “Know Your Rights” booklet.
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