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SOAR takes flight: Youth protest across South Region

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.

A message from the South regional director: Spring 2015

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,

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.

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. 

Blog: Four things I learned from the four days of #Durbinville

By Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern

From Dec. 2-6, 2012, a broad coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and activists in Chicago served soup and bread outside the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin. The four days of bread and soup lines culminated in our construction of a shantytown coined “Durbinville,” modeled after the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.

11th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan: Mourning the costs

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

March of the Dead

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March of the Dead in downtown Providence

October 7th marks the 11th anniversary of the War in Afganistan.  We will gather along the Burnside Park fence on Washington St, facing Kennedy Plaza, at 1:00pm.  AFSC will provide the masks.  Marchers are asked to wear black or something dark.  We will march through Kennedy Plaza, then return to our starting place.  There we will read the names of U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians who have died during the 11 years of war.  Please contact if you would like to be one of the readers. 

We are Florida

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(From left to right) Paul-Andre Mondesir of AFSC, Alma Aguilera of Unidad Hondurena Indapendiente and Liz Marie Alvarado or We Count protest outside of the Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera's office.

Stop "Secure Communities" in Massachusetts

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:00pm


As part of our Just Communities/Comunidades Justas campaign Centro Presente invites you to a Public Event to deliver more than a thousand postcards URGING the Patrick administration to not enter Massachusetts into the "Secure Communities" Program.

Where: Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House

Scheduled Speakers:

Andres Del Castillo- Student Immigrant Movement

Damaris López- Director of Programs, Agencia ALPHA

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