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If I Could Change the World Spoken Word Workshop 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

The American Friends Service Committee invites high school-aged youth interested in spoken word poetry who also want to speak out to help make our community and world better places to live to a day-long spoken word poetry workshop.

Youth will have the opportunity to create new poems, refine their writing, practice performance of their work and receive mentoring and constructive feedback from at least four spoken word poets and other youth.

The workshop is conducted in collaboration with The Writers Place and spoken word artists.

Move the Money Listening Project Report Release

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

We invite you to join us for the release of the Move the Money Listening Project Report and gain insights into community needs and how life could improve with priorities that invest in our future.

Join us to find out how we can work together to change budget priorities, reverse budget cutting, establish fair tax policy and help increase investments in our community!

KC IF I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Film Screening 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join us to see creative short films made by KC area youth expressing the ways they think we should spend 
our federal budget to help our community.

KC area youth will speak out in a series of short films submitted to the national youth If I Had A Trillion Dollars film festival. Come see their hopes and dreams for a federal budget that will help produce a more positive future.

Looking for Youth To Change the World 2015

The KC AFSC is beginning the new year with our If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project for high school - aged youth in the Kansas City area.

We are inviting youth groups and school classes to contact us to participate in this creative project, using the arts to engage youth on issues of war, peace, economic justice and hope for the future. 

Kansas City AFSC Year-End Newsletter

We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.

 We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.

A Foreign Policy for All: One Day Conference on Re-Thinking U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

It’s time for a change.

After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their terrible toll of death and destruction, we are fighting again in the Middle East.  But growing numbers of Americans are debating the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, with its heavy reliance on military intervention.  Why has it been so unsuccessful? What is the appropriate role for our nation in today’s world?  How does our investment in a gigantic, costly military establishment affect our foreign policy decisions?

NH Peace Action Dinner with Camilo Mejia

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Iraq Veteran and War Resister, Camilo Mejia, will be speaking at the Bektash Temple - 189 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH on Friday, October 24, 2014. Doors open at 5pm.

September 2014 Newsletter Released

We have a ton of great articles in this month's newsletter.. As always, our Carolinas office has been super busy and pursuing some incredible work in our community! Check it out!

Full newsletter available here.

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Scilla Wahrhaftig gave the following talk as the keynote speaker at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting in July, 2014.

 

I want to start by reading a quote from London Yearly Meeting Quaker Faith and Practice.

 

Respect that of God though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern. Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what nourished the lives of others.

 

Invitation - Creative Youth Social Change Projects 2014-15

Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership

AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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