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Tyree Scott Freedom School graduates present their thoughts and ideas on four topics: youth incarceration, youth poverty, education system and youth/Seattle Police Department relations.
In July 2013, AFSC's Midwest Regional Executive Committee and several senior AFSC staff traveled to Dayton, Ohio to learn more about AFSC's work in promoting the Welcome Dayton Plan and supporting the Harambee Coffee Roasters Cooperative. In this three-minute video, Jackson Nsilulu describes the reasons for the cooperative and the values which support it.
Youth leaders from Logan, WV addressed the Senate Select Committee on Child Poverty on July 23, 2013.  Scroll to the 31:35 mark to see Kristiana Drummer (11th grade) talk about juvenile justice reform, Jimetta Early (12th grade) talk about early childhood development, and Ciara Campbell (12th grade) talk about the need for sex education classes in order to prevent teen pregnancy.  After they spoke, Senator Unger and Senator Stollings praised them for their leadership.  
Arnie Alpert details how, through public education, a coalition working to stop the state from privatizing its prisons was able to shift public opinion and elected officials' position on the issue over the course of two years.
AFSC's Linda Lewis shares photos from the day in May 2013 she spent seeing the sights in Pyongyang, DPRK (North Korea), where people were out rollerblading, playing cards, and boating in the Taedong River.
Linda Lewis, AFSC's country representative for China and the DPRK (North Korea), describes her May 2013 trip to partner farms and organizations in North Korea, where farm managers are working to introduce sustainable practices and improve yields.
In this two-minute video reflection, AFSC's Midwest Region offers its thanks to AFSC supporters everywhere. Origami by Patti McKee. Text below. The Making of a StarSymbol of the American Friends Service Committee When young Quakers drove ambulances during World War I in France, they didn’t see themselves as heroes. Instead, what drove them is what drives us, the American Friends Service Committee, nearly 100 years later. They saw then, as we see now, that injustice fuels conflict
The consequences of border militarization are explained in this short video.
Joshua Saleem describes some of his experiences doing AFSC peace education work in high schools in St. Louis. In this three-minute video, Joshua focuses on a peace ball project chosen by students at Northwest Academy of Law.
Ghaisha came to the U.S. from Niger seeking asylum. Now a U.S. citizen and member of the Greensboro, N.C. community, she shares the story of a friend who was denied an organ transplant because he is undocumented.  

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