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Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest!

“Why do you like to see someone you love laying there lifeless?,” is one of the many questions that a sixth grade student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy(BCAA) in New Orleans asks her peers during her poem “Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest.”   Around sixteen other students also performed poems like this to an audience of about 63 of their peers during the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) New Orleans’ Poetry for Peace night held in partnership with City Year New Orleans on Feb. 24, 2011.

Youth program on Racial Justice Through Human Rights - First Phase

“Racism is ignorance and it’s been going around for a long time. If we don’t so anything about it now, it will continue to be around for generations. We have to deal with it.” Quote from youth.

What is racism? What are our human rights, and how do we create an environment in which all rights are respected. These are some of the concepts the American Friends Service Committee, (AFSC) Racial Justice Through Human Rights youth group have been learning about and reflecting on.

Hassel Lines

Youth in Pittsburgh Racial Justice through Human Rights exploring ways to address conflicts using Hassel Lines.

$1 Trillion Contest Winners Visit Capitol Hill

As the historic debate over federal spending began in Washington, young winners of the “If I Had A Trillion” video contest descended on Capitol Hill, challenging lawmakers to address the bloated defense spending that imperils their schools, communities, and futures.

HuffingtonPost: Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation praises the young participants of "If I Had a Trillion" video contest, co-sponsored by AFSC and the National Priorities Project.  They were asked how they would have spent the $1 Trillion spend on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on Feb. 16, two winners will show their answers on Capitol Hill.

Campus Organizing Conference Schedule

Campus Organizing Conference: Educate, Motivate, Advocate for a Just Peace in Israel & Palestine

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011

Location: Washington, DC -- Cesar Chavez High School 709 12th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule of Events

             11:30:  Registration Opens!

12:00 to 12:30:  Registration and Welcome (a light lunch will be available)

Keeping Families Together

In June of 2010 AFSC help three young people testify at a congressional briefing entitled Immigrant Detention and Family Separation: Not a Family Value. In the packed house were 17 congressional staffers and 13 representatives of advocacy organizations. Co-sponsors included Amnesty International, Families for Freedom, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, the New Sanctuary Movement of New York and Wind of the Spirit.

Young winners of $1 Trillion video contest announced

What Would You Do With a Trillion Dollars?

 Young winners of $1 Trillion contest show how they’d spend money wasted on two wars

 The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP) have announced the six lucky winners of the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” video contest.

Law School students find GI Rights hotline eye-opening

Matching law students with GIs wanting out of the military may not seem a natural fit. But law students volunteering with AFSC’s San Francisco GI Rights hotline are finding the experience richly rewarding. “To start ending some of the hurt for people: that’s what I like about it,” says Jason Thomas, a second year student at University of California Hastings. 

Wellness and Equality for ALL Youth!

On Saturday December 4, 2010 at Coppin State University, youth advocates, social workers, writers, lawyers, entertainers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers came together to discuss how to make all youth feel safe and valued in our society.  Youth Wellness and Equality Day was something you don’t see much in Baltimore: a day where people from all walks of life came together to support the lives of LGBTQ youth in the city.

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