Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:30pm

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) invite you to three opportunities to hear from youth how they would spend the $1 trillion already spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

 

Wednesday, February 16

 

12pm to 1pm Congressional Briefing & Screening

Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 210

East front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE

Washington, DC

 

4pm to 5pm Congressional Briefing & Screening

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200

Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street

Washington, DC

 

 

7pm to 8:30pm If I Had A Trillion Dollars…Youth Voices on the Economic Cost of War

Busboys and Poets

(Which location?)

 

View the winning videos from the national youth video contest, If I Had A Trillion Dollars and hear from the filmmakers from:

 

The Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) in Brooklyn, New York, a program designed to help young women develop leadership skills through a combination of coursework, mentoring, community organizing and activism.

 

AmplifyMedia in Boston, Massachusetts, an organization that provides opportunities for students to work towards positive change and foster civic engagement through music, media, video and the electronic community.

 

For more information, please email Erin Polley at epolley@afsc.org or contact the AFSC office at 202-544-0324.

www.afsc.org

www.nationalpriorities.org

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Join the first-prize winners as they share their dreams for their communities and the many challenges they face in today's tough economic times.

 

View two four minute compelling pieces which chronicle how the filmmakers – and the people they interview – would spend the more than $1 trillion already spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The filmmakers will offer brief introductions to their work and life their in their communities.

 

Staff from National Priorities Project will be on hand to give an overview of the FY2011 and projected FY2012 budgets.

 

Choose from two possible times:

 

Wednesday, February 16

12pm to 1pm

Congressional Visitors Center (SVC 210)

 

4pm to 5pm

Rayburn House Office Building 2200

Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street

Washington, DC 2003

 

Refreshments offered at both screenings.

 

To RSVP: Jo Comerford, 413.584.9556 / jo@nationalpriorities.org

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If I Had A Trillion Dollars…

Youth Voices on the Economic Cost of War

 

A youth focused event featuring the winning 1-3 minute films from the national youth video contest, If I Had A Trillion Dollars.

Also hear D.C. area youth from Wilson High School and Friendship Collegiate Charter School give their “State of The Union Speeches” about the economic cost of war.

 

Wednesday, February 16

7pm-8:30pm

Busboys and Poets

(Which location?)

 

AFSC and NPP are proud to announce the winners of the 2010 If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Video Contest:

 

1st Prize 

Briseida Montiel, Sadie Nash Leadership Project (Brooklyn, NY)- "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" (

 

Ali Holness, Anays Mercedes, Kyane Strother & Richard Joseph, Amplify Media (Boston, MA)- "If I Had A Trillion Dollars"

 

2nd Prize 

Zeke Foerster, Maya Rivera, Deja Carr, Youth Action Coalition Video Vanguards (Amherst, MA) -"If I…"

 

Christopher Luchini, Jessica Valdefiena, Allah Parks, and Indasia Summerfield, AFSC United Voices Youth Group (Portland, OR)- "If I Had A Trillion Dollars"

 

3rd Prize 

The Village of Arts & Humanities (Philadelphia, PA)- "The Trillion Dollar Question"

 

AFSC, BAY-Peace, Met West High School, Emiliano Zapata Street Academy (Bay Area, CA)- "No We Can't-$1 Trillion and Counting"