Film showing American Friends Service Committee work in France during World War II. Howard Kershner, director of the program provides explanation of the work and where Quaker programs were established. Includes footage of feeding programs and children's colonies in France. Featured is footage of the La Rouviere Children's Colony located outside Marseille, France.
Students shared opinions on immigration after small group discussions.
High school is often a time of judgment and isolation. At New Garden Friends School, where the students are encouraged to accept their differences and create a loving community, discrimination can sometimes feel like a distant notion. Last Friday, the NGFS Upper Division took time out of their weekly all-school meeting for worship to let us share a film and open up conversation about prejudice and tolerance.
AFSC's Migwe Kimemia (left) welcomes Human Relations Council Executive Director Tom Wahlrab to a public event addressing housing issues for refugees in Dayton.
They witness atrocities most of us cannot imagine. They make perilous journeys, often alone, through countries where violence is ubiquitous and food is scarce. They make their way to refugee camps. They receive the good news that they will be resettled in the United States, and arrive, ready to embrace a new life.
In response to racist graffit scrawled on the homes of 3 African families, the Concord Interfaith Council rallied the community to "Love Your Neighbor." Several hundred people turned out on a bright Wednesday afternoon in front of the State House, September 29, 2011. You can read Maggie Fogarty's statement at: afsc.org/story/maggie-fogarty-we-will-not-give-scapegoati....
Maggie Fogarty was one of the speakers at the "Love Your Neighbor" Rally in Concord, September 28, 2011.
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:
In response to recent incidents of racist graffiti targeting the families of African refugees, the AFSC, New American Africans, the Concord Unitariarian Universalist Church, and others will hold a "Love Your Neighbor" gathering to show support for the families and for all the immigrants and refugees who have made their homes in Concord. Cast out fear and hatred! Come share the love! Meet in the park at the corner of West and St. State Streets. Wear bright, bold yellow.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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