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Quaker Action Fall 2012

Quaker Action Fall 2012

LA youth gardeners hold hands in a circle
Photo: AFSC

What really strengthens communities? And what does seeking economic justice look like in the communities where AFSC works?

In this issue of Quaker Action, you will find many stories of how we work with communities struggling for economic security and how we support people in developing their own means to sustain themselves and overcome injustice.

Rick Wilson speaks to a crowd
What is economic justice?

The coordinator of AFSC’s West Virginia Economic Justice project writes about what economic justice means, why it matters, and what you can do.  

Chairs crated and arriving in Morgantown from Crown shop to be shipped by expres
From coal to furniture: AFSC and the Mountaineer's Craftsmen Cooperative Association

One of the hardest-hit industries during the Great Depression of the 1930s was coal mining. AFSC worked with coal mining communities in West Virginia to develop a new source of income and livelihood, which resulted in the creation of the Mountaineer's Craftsmen Cooperative Association.