April 2012 Program Update with Shan Cretin and Keith Harvey
This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from April 19, 2012 with Shan Cretin, AFSC’s General Secretary. Shan sat down with Keith Harvey, Regional Director, of the Cambridge, MA office to discuss AFSC's Truth and Reconciliation work with the Wabanaki Youth program.
During their spring break, students from the BAPs (Believing All is Possible!) mentoring program at Logan High School took a trip to Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD and Washington D.C.
At Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), Logan students shadowed SSFS students to their classes and attended a schoolwide Quaker meeting, where they were amazed that hundreds of high school students stayed in quiet reflections for over thirty minutes. The kids visited the school gardens and got to go zip-lining too!
American Friends Service Committee--Chicago and National Priorities Project proudly presents the Second Annual AFSC Benefit and the "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival. Join us for a night of peace, dialogue, and activism!
Mia Jones working with youth from the Ashburn Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Our future is only as strong as the young people we have invested in as a community. Miafere “Mia” Jones is a young woman doing just that in Baltimore City, not just investing in our youth, but also offering herself as a resource to those in need of guidance. The 24 year-old bright, beautiful, and multi-talented Jones is currently the program director for Baltimore Youth Empowerment through conflict resolution for the American Friends Service Committee.
Youth from different faiths, together lift the peace torch and wish for peace in Archipelago.
Hundreds of people gathered recently in the Tegal Terban field of, Yogyakarta, Indonesia to watch the Archipelago Cultural Festival. It featured numerous cultural performances by students and groups from all over Indonesia, and culminated in a commemoration of the Youth Pledge Day celebrating unity and nationalism.
The youth group Archipelago Rainbow Circle, Terban village residents and Jorje TV Station collaborated to produce the festival.
This report provides examples of the work your generous support has made possible this year. As you read it, we are confident that the progress shown will fuel your optimism and determination. Thank you for being part of our community!
With President Obama's confirmation that all US troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year it's time again to consider the human and financial costs of war. More than $1 trillion have been spent on Iraq and Afghanistan, just imagine what benefit that money could have wrought. It’s time to hear what young people – who will be paying for these wars for years to come – have to say about how best to remedy the distorted spending priorities shown in the current federal budget.
AFSC is be hosting its ArtWalk Exhibit entitled "My Voice" and connecting it to the "If not war" theme. Students will be on hand to discuss their work, and how our country could have addressed a number of national and local issues instead of war. LA Downtown ArtWalk attracts several thousands of people as a free, public event every month.
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