AFSC will be hosting a conference call on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. with Miafere “Mia” Jones, program director of the Baltimore Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution program, and Dominque Stevenson, director of A Friend of a Friend program.

Mia is an experienced educator trained in conflict resolution. She graduated from Baltimore City Public schools- where she participated in a variety of organizations- and later from Temple University with a B.A. in African-American Studies.

Dominque coordinates the Friend of a Friend mentoring project. She is the co-author of a book, Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Black Panther, with one of the members of her program, and author of the novel Blues Before Sunrise.

Join them as they discuss their collaboration on the Eddie Conway Freedom School this summer and future plans for that program, as well as provide an update about their youth empowerment and healing justice work. The Eddie Conway Freedom School, a joint project of AFSC and Pleasant Hope Baptist church, seeks to provide an intergenerational education experience where members of the community learn about history, culture, and community organizing from an African-centered perspective.

Join our discussion about this great work; your input is valuable! To participate in this conference call, simply dial toll-free 866-740-1260 and enter access code 2419982. State your name slowly and clearly when prompted, and you will be entered into the call.

We hope to have your participation on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.