On August 19, 2010 at the Texas State Employees Union premises in Austin, Ann Lewis, Judith Rosenberg and Josefina Castillo reported on their experiences at the U.S. Social Forum held in Detroit in June. Judith and Josefina are key organizers with Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, originally an AFSC program now becoming independent.
This video is a ZGraphix production, produced by Jeff Zavala.
A recent vigil at the T. Don Hutto immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas marked the one year anniversary of when the Obama Administration's ended family detention at the facility. Several hundred immigrant women remain imprisoned. Josefina Castillo of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera was one of the speakers at the vigil.
This 16-minute documentary film by Kenny Mann documents the formation of Human Rights Cities in Washington, D.C. and Thies, Senegal. Learn more about the films! On December 10, 2008, Human Rights Day, at the urging of the People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (PDHRE) and AFSC’s D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program, the D.C. City Council proclaimed the District of Columbia a Human Rights City to mark the 60th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Current AFSC projects in D.C. are all working to support human rights as a way to achieve community, social, and economic transformation.
As a response to a growing trend of violent crimes, kidnappings and scandals in relation to police complicity with crime and violence, AFSC through its partner in Mexico City, Alianza Cívica, works with communities in contributing to improve the police. The objective is to transform the police from being violent against the citizens to becoming an honest, reliable police force, protective of and accountable to civic society.
The video shows activities of the project “The Police We Want.”
Infomre Espnaol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYIfCcFOP9s
This six part series covers AFSC's work over five years in Aceh, Indonesia in response to the 2004 tsunami.
Written by Ira Harritt, AFSC Program Coordinator in Kansas City, this puppet play illustrates a few of the many deceptions leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
The Stopmax Arizona Campaign is an integral part of the nation-wide Stopmax Campaign and its effort to end the use of long-term solitary confinement and torture in US prisons ans jails. This video gives voice to the survivors of solitary confinement. For more information or to get involved with the Stopmax Arizona Campaign, contact the Tucson, Arizona AFSC office at 520.623.9141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again The American Friends Service Committee will be active participants at the U.S. Social Forum (USSF), ready to spark change. Darryl Jordan, Director of AFSC's Third World Coalition, talked about the USSF, its importance, the participants and AFSC’s goal for the forum.
June 22nd - 26th, 2010
Detroit, MI (USA)
What is the US Social Forum?
What's the importance of the USSF?
What other organizations will attend and what are some of the issues to be addressed?
What's AFSC's goal in its participation?
You have attended every USSF for the last three years. What are you most looking forward to?
Trillion, directed by Sergio Rico, is a powerful film about a very large number. It will inspire you as well as inform you about the kind of world we live in today. On behalf of the Quaker youth program in Old Chatham, New York, we want you to know, that's all.