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AFSC South Star Summer 2014

Summer 2014 issue of the AFSC South Region's South Star newsletter.

Students Attend Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

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NC Delegates in DC!

Recently our students were part of a delegation of AFSC-affiliated youth to visit Washington, DC for the AFSC Human Rights Youth Summit. Find out what that's all about and read their reflections here!

D.C. Human Rights Learning Participants Stand Against Bullying at Dunbar High School

Human Rights Learning participants at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. make a statement against bullying through their work with AFSC's DC Peace & Economic Justice Project.

Human Rights Learning: Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.

 

Wilson High School students discuss their human rights learning projects as part of AFSC's D.C. Peace & Economic Justice Program.

 

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Summit Testimonies

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit (2)

Left to right: AFSC's Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) BAPS program participant Jimetta, DC Peace & Economic Justice Program Director Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, BAPS participant Ciara and ACE Program Director Lida Shepherd during the 2013 Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Bryan Vana

Reflections on the 2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit by AFSC interns and participants.

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Summit Report

2013 DC Youth Human Rights Learning Summit (1)

AFSC DC Peace & Economic Justice interns Rita (left) and Morgan speak during a meeting with Jason Spear, Legislative Associate to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) as part of the 2013 Human Rights Summit.

Photo: Bryan Vana

With support from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)’s donor-funded 2013 Opportunity Grant Fund, AFSC’s Peace & Economic Justice Program in Washington, D.C. organized and hosted its first annual AFSC Youth Human Rights Summit, which took place over five days in June 2013.  The Summit drew ten young people (seven high school students from New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO; Logan, West VA; and Washington, D.C., two college students from Earlham College in Greensboro, NC, and one college student from Washington, D.C.

8-2-13 Local News Briefs - Bus trip to Washington D.C. Announced - Akron Beacon Journal

 Local news briefs — Aug. 2

Published: August 1, 2013 - 09:04 PM

 
AKRON

King event Aug. 24

AKRON: The Akron NAACP and the American Friends Service are planning a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech.

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