Workshops

Immigration reform: What is being proposed? Why should we care?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion to learn about current legislative proposals to reform our broken immigration system. 

All are welcome!

28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of Western Massachusetts is having it’s 28th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, January 16, 2012! Our theme is Non-violent Youth Organizing, to tie together events from MLK’s life to present day actions like the Occupy movement.

This year’s event will begin at 9:00am at the Sojourner Truth statue (intersection of Pine and Park Streets) in Florence with Steve Strimer who will lead a walk of the homes of Sojourner Truth, Basil Dorsey, and David Ruggles.

Democracy and Self-Determination in Today's World

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

D.C. residents do not have full representation in Congress nor, as the recent protest and arrest of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray demonstrates, the ability to determine what its tax money is spent on. This workshop looks at what we consider the core democratic rights and why: free and fair elections, the right to assembly and protest, representative government, freedom of information, protection of minority rights, and the right to a fair hearing.

The Immigration Dilemma: Law, Economics, and Politics

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 9:00am - Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 5:00pm

While the national government fails to address the host of immigration concerns confronting the nation – from illegal border crossings to not enough legal workers for businesses to employ – state governments from Arizona to Georgia to New York have tried to find a solution. This workshop looks at the different issues in our “broken system” and at some of the remedies proposed.

About the workshops

Summer Human Rights Weekend Workshops for Youth | Hosted by the Human Rights Learning Project of AFSC in D.C.

Human Rights in War and Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 5:00pm

This workshop looks at some of the difficult decisions involved in war such as how nations decide to go to war, proper conduct during war (with a focus on the humane treatment of prisoners), and how societies hold war criminals accountable while also meeting community needs for truth and reconciliation. We will look at the recent upheaval in the Arab World, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur, Sudan.

About the workshops

Summer Human Rights Weekend Workshops for Youth | Hosted by the Human Rights Learning Project of AFSC in D.C.

Human Rights Workshop Application

Applications are due June 15th for the first workshop, July 6th for the second workshop, and July 27th for the third workshop. Only one application need be submitted. Please e-mail to Sara Ramey at sramey@afsc.org or mail to 2121 Decatur Place NW; Washington, DC 20008. Any questions can be directed to Sara at sramey@afsc.org or (202) 241-9314.

Help Increase the Peace (HIP) Workshop

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 5:00pm - Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 4:00pm

Thank you to everyone that expressed interest in attending the Help Increase the Peace workshop here in Baltimore. Workshop is free (though donations are graciously accepted) and food will be provided. Training will take place at the AFSC Baltimore Office: 4806 York Rd.

Please click here to register!

Schedule

Peace Crawl

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us for a Peace Crawl on Saturday, October 16 from 1:30 to 4:30pm in the Kansas City Crossroads. Choose from six workshop/discussions exploring issues of peace and justice and the arts at three Crossroads locations.

Who we are

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

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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