Article by Mike Murphy, AFSC KC Program Committee member
This year’s Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival was another rousing success. The Festival took place on June 7th, the first Friday of the month. First Friday is the time for the monthly art walk in The Crossroads District, and attendees of the Festival were a healthy mixture of peace activists and art enthusiasts who just happened upon the event.
Flyer inviting high school-age youth and school groups to participate in AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement projects in Kansas City.
Groups can learn about U.S. budget priorities and tax policies and create films for the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film festival; explore their ideas about how to improve our community and world and create spoken word poetry to perform wiht the "If I Could Change the World" spoken word project; participate in trainings about social change, nonviolent action and activism; and more...
Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth develolpment and leadership
AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2013-2014. We anticipate that after this year's excellent experiences we will have many more requests from groups wishing to participate next year, so contact us soon.
Please help encourage the youth of Kansas City to use their creativity to speak their peace.
Area youth from the “If I Could Change the World…” Spoken Word Project and American Friends Service Committee interns and other spoken word artists will be touring Kansas City venues performing spoken word from late March to June 2013.
The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth from after-school, faith, and high school settings in creative peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth Film Festival and the If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing ways corporations and the 1% control U.S.
KC AFSC youth data sheet and permission form for participation in If I Could Change the World spoken word project.
Youth who wish to attend the If I Could Change the World workshops or perform at spoken word performances should complete the attached parent permission form and return it to the KC AFSC program. email@example.com, or AFSC KC, 4405 Gillham Rd., KC, MO 64110. For information call 816 931-5256.
The "If I Could Change the World" Spoken Word Project is organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee in colloboration with The Writers Place and is intended to help youth communicate their hopes and visions for a better world.
AFSC interns and spoken word artists are presenting 90 minute to two hour interactive educational workshops in one or two sessions to school and youth groups to engage youth in developing their ideas about how they would change the world and in creating spoken word pieces which communicate their visions.
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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