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Quakers Building Peace and Preventing Violence in Kenya

Quakers Building Peace and Preventing Violence in Kenya

Speaker Getry Agiza, Project Coordinator, Friends Church Peace Teams

Photo: African Great Lakes Intiative
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

In response to Kenya’s post-election crisis of 2007/2008, Quaker leaders and concerned Friends came together and formed the Friends Church Peace Teams (FCPT). The teams seek to both help communities heal from the violence and build lasting peace through a variety of projects including coordinating workshops for local youth, conducting listening projects and surveys with communities heavily affected by displacement and providing humanitarian support for internally displaced people.

As the 2012 elections approach and the potential for renewed instability looms, grassroots peace-building efforts become even more essential.

Please join us to hear Getry Agiza, Young Adult Friend and Coordinator of FCPT, speak about past, present, and future efforts for conflict prevention in Kenya. 

 

This event is co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee’s Africa Public Education and Advocacy program, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Young Adult Friends program.

Contact Information: 

Anna Crumley-Effinger, AFSC’s Program Director – Africa at ipafrica@afsc.org or 215-241-7000

Location

Martin Luther King Room, Friends Center
American Friends Service Committee 1501 Cherry St.
19102 Philadelphia , PA