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Immigrant workers get wages back

Gabe Camacho with Unsung Hero Award

The Chelsea Collaborative named Gabe Camacho the community's "Unsung Hero of the Year" for his dedicated work on the wage recovery effort between 2010-2012.

When an employer stole wages from thousands of immigrant workers in Massachusetts, AFSC’s labor rights trainings inspired workers to fight for justice. 

Films that change lives

Many people have one—a film that caught you at the right moment in your life and changed everything.

Paul Shannon remembers seeing footage of children being napalmed in Vietnam, and of U.S. soldiers throwing away their medals. These films were his introduction to the antiwar movement in the 1970s; in the decades since, his life’s work has been teaching about and working with social change movements.

Community Phone Call: Global Challenges

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC's Peace and Economic Security Program, for a telephone discussion about the global challenges that await as US power declines. 

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.


Video presentation of activities of the Massachusetts Chapter of NALACC at their 7th Annual Assembly in Boston on November 13, 2010.

Quoddy Tides: Bissonette named new chair of MITSC

Jamie Bissonette of Pembroke was appointed as the new chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission (MITSC) at the commission's meeting on July 1. Bissonette, a Missisquoi Abenaki, coordinates the Healing Justice Program for the American Friends Service Committee in New England and staffs both the Sipayik Criminal Justice Commission for the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Wabanaki Tribal Advisory Group to the Maine Department of Corrections.

Paul Shannon Biographical Sketch

Paul Shannon is program staff for the Peace and Economic Security program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Cambridge, hosts regular educational forums at the Cambridge Public Library for the AFSC and has coordinated the National AFSC Film Lending Library for the past 26 years.

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