Conflict Resolution

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Teaching nonviolence in New Orleans, "peace" by piece

Peer-to-peer learning is proving to be an effective way to promote nonviolence in New Orleans. Through Peace by Piece, a youth-led program of AFSC’s New Orleans program, interns and community partners train youth in conflict resolution and violence reduction using arts and activism.

AFSC at the forefront of the community mediation movement

In the 1970s a number of social justice organizations, including AFSC’s Pretrial Justice Program in Pittsburgh, Pa., found themselves frustrated with the criminal justice system—especially discrimination in who got bail and the resulting costs to people of color.

Wanna SNAC? A Sampson Night Against Crime

The “29th Annual National “Night Out Against Crime” was held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 5:30-7:30pm for neighborhoods throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. The American Friends Service Committee partnered with A Desire For Change community group to host our “Night Out Against Crime” at the Sampson Park in the 9th Ward Neighborhood to celebrate a commitment to peace in our communities.

Wahid's story

As with many participants, self growth was not the first thing on Wahid’s mind when he decided to participate in Friend of a Friend. He was an 18-year-old kid who, after being picked off the streets of Baltimore at the age of 16, was interested in little more than qualifying for parole. However, he quickly discovered that AFSC’s conflict resolution program had more to offer than a certificate of completion.

Peace truck in Guatemala

AFSC's Peace Truck in Guatemala travels around the city to provide urban youth with a "safe space" to receive counseling and learn conflict resolution skills.

Peace by Piece Nonviolence Training

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Peace by Piece Nonviolece Youth Committee trains detention students at SciTech Academy in nonviolence techniques.

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

New Orleans "Peace by Piece" youth activists at Kingian Training in Atlanta

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Members of the New Orleans "Peace by Piece" violence reduction team attend Kingian Training in Atlanta.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program

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