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TimesRecord (ME).com Opinion: Wiscasset students step out to build the beloved community


Keith Harvey

KEITH ‘BEAR’ HARVEY was a scholarship football player on the Miami University of Ohio football team when its team name was the “Redskins.” His acceptance of that nickname changed following a conversation with a Native American classmate. Harvey’s commentary below explains why he joined the effort to change the team’s nickname.

AFSC's Keith Harvey, regional director for the Northeast, discusses "redskins," his childhood, and building the beloved community.

A few days ago, an article from the Lincoln County News landed on my desk. The article referenced the work of two of my staff in Maine, both Native women, and the struggle to address the racism embedded in the term “redskin.” When I read the words, “The people who want to change it should be shot,” I was instantly transported to my childhood.

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Maine Times Record

A Small Act

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Chris Mburu, UN Human Rights Lawyer

Chris Mburu

Chris Mburu, Harvard gruaduate and creator of the Hilde Back Foundation, which honors his benefactor.

“A Small Act”

Presented By American Friends Service Committee

HBO’s A Small Act—an extraordinary film that reveals just how powerful a gesture of kindness and generosity can be, and that an education is perhaps the  most generous gift of all.

Chris Mburu, UN Human Rights Lawyer

Chris Mburu

Chris Mburu, Harvard gruaduate and creator of the Hilde Back Foundation, which honors his benefactor.

Youth Create Change in Gaza

“At first I was afraid to go out and meet with others, but afterwards I started to learn more about the Popular Achievement Program. Through the program I was introduced to new people.  [The program] provides youth with an opportunity to get involved with society and become community organizers and leaders.”

Ameera Al-Zobaydi  (16 years old)  Popular Achievement Participant  


Organize Just Peace

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm


For Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

AFSC Campus Organizing Conference


Join Campus Organizers for Educational Panels and Interactive Workshops!

It's my life: A guide to alternatives after high school

Don't want to join the military but not sure what to do after high school? This guide can help you figure out what to do next.

2010 Program Update Slideshow

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Celebrating and protecting pluralism in Indonesia

“Unity in Diversity” is Indonesia’s national slogan. As a sprawling archipelago with more than 300 ethnic groups and a majority Muslim population with significant religious minorities, pluralism has been characteristic of Indonesia since its inception as a nation.

LGTBQ Youth Wellness Event Planning Meeting

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

On December 4th Baltimore's Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program and Kenneth Morrison have teamed up to organize the community to address anti-gay bullying and LGBTQ youth suicide. Event will take place at Coppin State University and will include a Facilitated Dialog*, Panel Discussion and Book Release Party.

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