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In Somalia, U.S. counterterrorism laws are counterproductive

Electrical training

Young men ages 14 to 26 took part in an electrical installation training in Israac Village.

Young men and women coming of age now in Somalia have never known a time without civil war. Take a look at how some are ending the cycle of violence—and what the U.S. can do to support, instead of hinder, their efforts.

Letter to Kurt Campbell on Food Aid to North Korea

On August 11, 2011, AFSC wrote letter to Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, urging the United States to join the World Food Programme's effort to feed North Koreans as they go through the worst food crisis in the last 15 years. AFSC has a long history of supporting the people of North Korea as they struggle for basic survivial.

The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 7:00pm

...and the echo follows

cover of book...and the echo follows by Nic Paget-Clarke

...and the echo follows a book of photos and essays about farming and food production around the world by Nic Paget-Clarke

American Friends Service Committee, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, Sustainable Wellness, and In Motion Magazine
Invite you to an evening of Photos and Conversation about the global food movement
Featuring Nic Paget-Clarke author of “…and the echo follows” and publisher of In Motion Magazine
The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy
Thursday June 30, 2011   7pm until 9pm

Food Policy, Social Justice, Hunger and Sustainability

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 8:30am

DrakeUniversity 2011 Innovation and Leadership Conference 

Theme: Food Policy, Social Justice, Hunger and Sustainability-A Cross-National Perspective

King Corn film showing

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

You are what you eat -- and everything on your plate is corn.

This is the third film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, and concerns the topics of Iowa farming, government subsidies, and nutrition.

Engrossing and eye-opening, King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast-food nation.  Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.

Food Inc. Film Showing

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 6:45pm

Join us for a film and discussion of Food Inc.

You’ll never look at dinner the same way again.

This is the second film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, concerning the topic of U.S. corporate farming (a.k.a. Big-Ag).

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