Des Moines, IA
Remi Kanazi performs one of several dramatic readings during the 2011 U.S. Policy in Palestine-Israel Conference in Ankeny, Iowa. Remi is a poet, writer and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets for Palestine and the author of Poetic Justice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine. For a slideshow of photos from the conference, click here.
Friends House in Des Moines is home to AFSC’s Central Regional Office and two programs serving Iowa.
The Iowa Peacebuilding Program educates and motivates Iowans in supporting the peaceful resolution of international conflicts. We educate the public about the many costs of war, advocate for an end to U.S. support for Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, and work in coalition to build an anti-drone warfare campaign in Iowa.
AFSC’s Iowa Immigrant Voice Program (IVP) works with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes of their communities. In collaboration with immigrant and immigrant-ally organizations, AFSC is educating and organizing for comprehensive immigration reform.
IVP’s Legal Services Program helps over 1000 immigrants and refugees from over 50 countries each year. The Legal Services Program director is accredited through the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).