BAY-Peace activists celebrate victory at Oakland Unified School District, after a school board vote May 12 made OUSD the first district in the country to have a policy offering students the chance to OPT OUT of the private recruitment database known as JAMRS.
The PMRO Peace Building program, an active participant in AFSC’s National Youth and Militarism Task Force, works locally with a broad network to bring “truth in recruitment” work to local schools and communities and to counter disproportionate military recruitment in low-income communities of color.
Orphans, who lost their parents to Cyclone Nargis, enjoy a game of "chickens and eagles".
Today, 80 Nargis orphans are gathered at a monastery for their monthly get-together. The children are learning to play a game called “Chickens and Eagles”. Young volunteers divide the children into groups of three and tell them to pretend to be “chickens”. Each time they hear, “Eagles are coming,” the little “chicks” quickly run into the arms of their "parents". Those who do not run back in time will be caught by the “eagles”.
Monday, July 12, 2010 (All day) - Friday, July 16, 2010 (All day)
Seattle, WA – In the spirit of Freedom Summer of 1964 and Freedom Schools that took place across Seattle in 1966, a multicultural group of dedicated Seattle Youth are coming together this summer to work against racism in the 10th annual Tyree Scott Freedom School. The Freedom School will take place July 12th - July 16th at the Cannon House 113 23rd Ave South from 10am-4pm. The Seattle Freedom School is being organized by The People’s Institute Northwest and the American Friends Service Committee.
The Community Justice Program and partners will conduct a Freedom School in the King County Juvenile Justice Center and Washington State Juvenile facilities annually. Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) will also engage in a community organizing campaign linking racial disparities in education to the current over-incarceration of youth of color in King County, Washington.
The Tyree Scott Leadership Institute (Freedom School) is a powerful participatory experience for young people designed to inspire a lifetime of community involvement. Youth analyze the systems that perpetuate violence and injustice and learn about social change movements, empowering them to promote racial justice, human rights and peace.
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