Silent documentary about an AFSC service project in 1939, working with unemployed miners and their families in the coal fields of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
AFSC interns Pearl Webb, Isabella Fassi and Joshua Smith describe their civic engagement work with youth in Kansas City.
Video and text by Rodger Routh
On Dec.28, 2012, AFSC Iowa joined with several other groups in coming together as community to weave a circle of protection around our children from violence. People gathered at Hubble Elementary School in Des Moines to show support for a conversation on how people can protect our children from violence.
Engage our influence in our groups, faith communities. Spend time with children, reading, in play, and talking together.
Learn about the Blue scarf campaign: http://thebluescarf.org/
Looking for Peace in a Warring World Feast of the Holy Innocents Prayer Service for Peace Dec. 28, 2012, at First Christian Church in Des Moines. http://youtu.be/AnL_D8Irfp4
Homeless Memorial Day participants read the names of 34 formerly homless people who died in the past year.
Sharon Goens, director of the Twin Cities Healing Justice Program, describes AFSC's new work for justice in Minnesota.
In this two-minute video, Migwe Kimemia, AFSC Program Director, describes AFSC's work with the refugee community in Dayton.
In Hatcliffe Extension, near Harare, Zimbabwe, participants in AFSC's Livelihoods Restoration Project have developed skills in carpentry, welding, sewing, and peanut butter making, through which they can begin to support themselves. However, they have found that working from their homes is very limiting. They are now struggling to create their own community workspace—a factory shell—to house their enterprises.
AFSC's Livelihoods Restoration Program has encouraged participants to think creatively about economic and social development.
Maria Mahari joined the sewing group and has since started raising chickens, which helps feed her family and provides her with a steady income.
In Zimbabwe, AFSC works to enhance the livelihoods of those living precariously in displaced communities. We work with the most vulnerable—women, people with disabilities, adults with HIV/AIDS, and those caring for orphan children—to offer training and start-up funds to gain economic self-sufficiency.