March 6 marked the first day of AFSC Twin Cities Healing Justice Program’s Healing Justice Film Series. The series brings to light systems that perpetuate racism in our society today in order to create a conversation about our role in disrupting these systems. The first of the four films in the series was titled Traces of the Trade.
AFSC's work is informed by Quaker values, or as the tagline on the logo says, it tries to be Quaker values in action. One of the core values or testimonies is that of equality. In the New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, 1985 edition, the introduction to the section on equality reads:
Real Change published this article about the Tyree Scott Freedom School in Seattle on Aug. 14, 2013.
Khalil Lee-Butler remembered the time a play fight turned into a run-in with the cops.
It was last year, and Lee-Butler was hanging in South Seattle with a 16-year-old friend. His friend’s younger brother, 14, joined them, and the two brothers started horsing around. Nothing serious, said Lee-Butler, but seemingly out of nowhere, the police showed up.
The Loving Story, a 2012 award winning documentary film, tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, little known heroes of the Civil Rights era. Often overlooked among historic civil rights leaders, Mildred and Richard Loving’s quest to live together as husband and wife in the state of Virginia was a pivotal struggle.
Following the scrawling of racist graffiti on the homes of three African refugee families in Concord, members of the community organized “Love Your Neighbor” rallies September 24 and again September 28. AFSC’s Maggie Fogarty was one of the speakers at the second rally, which was organized by the Concord Interfaith Council. The following is a slightly edited version of her statement:
Please join us for an evening of dinner, music, art, and discourse benefitting AFSC's Healing and Economic Justice programs in the Bay Area. Dinner will be provided by Feast of Fools catering, and music by Ruben Hurtado.
There will be a silent art auction featuring the work of talented Street Spirit artists.
Michelle Alexander will be available to sign her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness after dinner, and a limited number of books will be for sale.
Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10.
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