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Dustin Washington, Community Justice Program Director for AFSC's West Region, shares three tips for anti-racist organizing based on his experience as an organizer with the Tyree Scott Freedom School.

For over 12 years, the Tyree Scott Freedom School has been teaching young people in the Seattle area about institutional racism and community organizing.

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In this eight-minute video, Mama Nozipo Glenn of Dayton, Ohio talks about growing up in Apartheid South Africa and her 38-year relationship with AFSC.

Mama Nozipo currently serves on AFSC's Midwest Region Executive Committee and the board of the Harambee Coffee Roasters Cooperative. She is also president of the Miami Valley African Organization.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
2 p.m. Eastern time

Immigration policies and strategies that rely on military-style enforcement have created a human rights disaster along the U.S./Mexico border.

Now Congress—in the guise of immigration policy reformis mulling a taxpayer-funded bonanza for private contractors tucked into so-called “border security” proposals. By gearing up to create one of the world’s most militarized borders, Congress plans to line the pockets of contractors seeking their next windfall. What’s at risk is more than humane immigration reformsit’s our democracy itself.

In Boots on the Border, four AFSC experts will discuss the implications and impact of these proposals.

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Interns with AFSC's Criminal Justice Program in Michigan share their thoughts about prisons and why we should care about the people within them.

AFSC's Michigan Criminal Justice Program advocates for over 1,500 Michigan prisoners and their families each year, building an advocacy network throughout the state. The program encourages dialogue among  prisoners and the general public, and works for humane reform of the criminal justice system, and for the rights of prisoners.


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In this three-minute video, Jessica Alaniz, an intern with AFSC Chicago's Youth Peacebuilding and Justice Program, describes her work with AFSC and her motivation for it. Jessica will be among several AFSC young people attending the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on October 21-23 in Warsaw, Poland.

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IHTD is the annual If I Had A Trillion Dollars national youth film festival.

We ask youth ages 23 years old and younger, "If YOU had the power to choose, how would you spend 1 trillion dollars? What could that money do for your family, for your community, for your nation, or for the world?"

More information on how to submit at


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Kasiem Aboti Walters

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Debbie Southorn 

And many thanks to all of the participants of the 3rd annual "If I had a Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival!

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This two-minute video introduces Kenia Calderon, who provides administrative support for the legal services component of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program. Originally from El Salvador, Kenia applied for and received her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status from AFSC Iowa.

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