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Racial Justice through human Rights: First session - Creating a Culture of Peace

 Creating a Culture of Peace

 Over the weekend of October 22-23rd thirteen youth grades 10 through 12 came together at the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House to explore issues of violence, nonviolence, social change movements and community. We used the Creating a Culture of Peace curriculum, which was developed by Janet Chisholm while at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, that uses popular education to explore these concepts.

RJTHR - ideal community

Youth in Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Through Human Rights program designing their ideal community

Youth build community to combat the chaos

The summer of 2010, the Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program expanded its conflict resolution and mediation training to middle school students at the Higher Achievement Program’s 6 week summer learning program.  Mediation helped resolve conflicts not only between scholars, but between scholars and staff.  In 7/8 of the mediations, the situation was resolved.  None of the disputants needed further mediation.  

 

Students notch another win over militarism in CA

san fran youth at school board

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting where the first JAMSRS resolution was adopted.

California youth win again over militarism.

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One page information on Racial Justice through Human Rights project for youth

One page description of Pittsburgh Racial Justice Through Human Rights Project.

Parental consent form

Parental Consent document for youth program

Youth and economic cost of war

youth for peace, economic cost of war

Group of youth using a penny count to explore the economic cost of war.

HIPP @ Civitas Newsletter April 2010

HIPP @ Civitas Open House

hip at civitas students teaching active listening skills to peers

HIP @ Civitas Peace Advocates teach Active Listening skills at our Youth Violence Prevention Week open house 

The Maine Times Record commentary: Stop militarizing our public schools

 

Commentary by Jim Brokaw, a member of the American Friends Service Committee’s Program on Youth and Militarism. He lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Fulfilling a Purpose in the Community

Omari Williams was only 19 when he was handed his first prison sentence. After his release at 21, he became part of a dauntingly high recidivism rate and returned to prison for a second time.

This summer, nearly two decades after he first entered the system, Omari once more found himself a free man after he was released from the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is absolutely certain that he will not be returning for a third time, and one of the reasons is his involvement with AFSC’s Friend of a Friend project.

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