Racial justice gathering

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

Sharon Goens

Sharon Goens

Sharon Goens is the Healing Justice Program Director for AFSC in the Twin Cities.

Wednesday April 16, 5:30-8:30pm (details about a meal TBA), at the AFSC office, 1671 Summit Avenue: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) invites all Friends from the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area who have a concern for racial justice to come to this gathering event. Have you been to the national White Privilege Conference, the statewide Overcoming Racism conference, or similar anti-racism events? Are you wondering how to get involved in racial equity and justice work?

Minnesota Friends examine roots of structural racism

By Lane Holden

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.

Equality and the many faces of inequality

AFSC - Quaker Values in action.  Reflections on equality

At Tyree Scott Freedom School, young people gain skills to undo institutional racism

Freedom fighters

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.

FILM-The Loving Story

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

"The Loving Story" 10-10-12 Concord NH

flyer for Dec. 10, 2012 film showing in Concord NH

Is Tech Racist?

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, recommends this provocative site:



Prepared Remarks of Woullard Lett, MLK Day 2012, Manchester NH

Woullard Lett's prepared comments for the MLK Day Community Celebration, at which he received the annual Martin Luther King Award.

Maggie Fogarty: "We Will Not Give in to Scapegoating, No Matter What"

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:

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