The AFSC Los Angeles Peace Education Program offers Human Rights resources, training and professional development for K-12 educators. Each year, our office facilitates a Human Rights Education workshop for Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) teachers through the United Teachers of Los Angeles salary-point system.
June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.
The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.
The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including:
The Baltimore Urban Peace Program is the key organizer of a new effort to respond to violence in the Govans Community. There has been an upsurge in violence in the Govans neighborhood of Baltimore where the AFSC-MAR office is located. In early September, a young man was killed on the street in front of the AFSC office. Two bullets hit our building.
Making life decisions can be difficult. Sometimes it feels like you have very few opportunities, while other times it can feel like there are too many options to choose from.
AFSC has developed a booklet to help high school students explore jobs, careers and employment and education opportunites in Western Pennsylvania.
AFSC's Pennsylvania Empowering Voices for Peace and Justice Program seeks to bring people of divergent views together to build a peaceful and just world.
Current initiatives include:
- Racial Justice Through Human Rights Youth Group, exploring the roots of violence and working towards youth-led change;
- Listening-centered creative programming, amplifying voices of oppressed communities while networking for constructive change;
- Raising awareness about the human and economic cost of war and militarization through exhibits, dramatic readings and information sharing.