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Reflections from NC delegation to AFSC Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

Jodie and Alex at Human Rights Summit

Guilford College (NC) students Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison attend the AFSC Human Rights Summit in DC in July

Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison, both Guilford College students in Greensboro, NC, joined 15 other young people in Washington DC to attend AFSC’s first Human Rights Summit June 24-28, 2013. 

Festival Again Raises Visions of Peace

Article by Mike Murphy, AFSC KC Program Committee member

This year’s Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival was another rousing success. The Festival took place on June 7th, the first Friday of the month. First Friday is the time for the monthly art walk in The Crossroads District, and attendees of the Festival were a healthy mixture of peace activists and art enthusiasts who just happened upon the event.

AFSC Youth Civic Engagement: Invitation

Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth develolpment and leadership

AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2013-2014. We anticipate that after this year's excellent experiences we will have many more requests from groups wishing to participate next year, so contact us soon.

KC Youth Speak Out In DC

Youth represent Kansas City at the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” National Film Festival in Washington, D.C. 

Kansas City youth change the world with spoken word poetry

American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) “If I Could Change the World” Spoken Word project is getting attention all over the Kansas City area. AFSC Program Coordinator Ira Harritt and Peace Interns Joshua Smith, Isabella Fassi, and Pearl Webb, carried out the project to encourage and engage young people in social action. The project was conducted in collaboration with The Writers Place and area spoken word artists.

Youth asks West Virginia to reform prisons, for children's sake

Jasmine talking to Channel 13

Jasmine Murphy, sophmore at Logan High School, speaking up for prison reform 

Editor's note: Not long after Jasmine addressed the legislature, SB 379—the state's prison overcrowding billwas passed. It gives judges the authority to grant early releases to nonviolent offenders, categorizes offenders in terms of risks vs. needs and treating them appropriately, and addresses technical parole violations that shorten time spent back in prison.

“I want to share with you a little bit about my life because I hope that maybe if I speak up, people who make the decisions that affect so many people’s lives will listen.”

1940 Work Camp Brochure

Brochure of American Friends Service Committee Work Camp from 1940.

Black History Month: Creating a History Wall of Logan

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the hard won victories for civil rights and justice--and reflect on how far we’ve come both as a nation and as a community.

 Please join the Believing All is Possible (BAPS) Youth Leadership Group and the Logan County Improvement League in the creation of…

A History Wall: The Great Journey of Logan

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