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The West Region newsletter for February 2020 features a Colorado family’s struggle to be together and help others, progress on healing justice bills in the California Legislature, and Oregon’s celebration of International Migrants Day.
The Midwest Digest for February 2020 features stories about AFSC’s “We Are Not at Risk” campaign, a new Healing Justice Fellow in the Twin Cities Office, and a recap of recent work from the Michigan Criminal Justice Program.
Joyce Cassel, a long-time volunteer with AFSC in Chicago, was invited to participate in the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) doing advocacy work for the office and being a member of the East Jerusalem team. (There are six teams located in the West Bank.) Joyce served from October 13, 2019 – January 3, 2020 and shares her experiences in this interview.
This toolkit tells you how to introduce a party platform resolution at your caucus and includes five sample resolutions.
With the increase of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border, the current administration met migrants with excessive force and with policies that have placed those seeking refuge and protection in harm's way. The Trump Administration implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as Remain in Mexico, on January 24, 2019 as a deterrent to migration flows and as a form of systemic discrimination towards a specific group of migrants, those from Spanish-speaking countries.
This article is from the Summer 2003 issue of AFSC NOW, the Central Regional newsletter. It's a discussion between Dionne Ferguson and Dan Pearson, the region's Associate Regional Director and Regional Director.
Nominations must be submitted by February 7, 2020. Submit your nomination by February 7, 2020 to: Minerva Mendoza mmendoza@afsc.org  
We are inviting you to nominate a Latinx/Indigenous youth as a candidate with the potential to become an ArteVism Fellow. We need your support finding the right candidate for this exceptional program. We are looking for a fellow in each of the following counties: Fresno, Madera, Merced and Tulare. ArteVism Fellows are expected to participate in the program from March to December 2020. Nominations must be submitted by February 7, 2020.
The AFSC West Region News for January 2020 features stories on opposing US war with Iran, supporting immigrant youth in becoming leaders in their communities, and documenting children at the crosshairs of immigration enforcement.
At the beginning of the school year, parents have the option to opt out of allowing their children to be contacted by military recruiters. You can download opt-out forms (in English) to print and distribute. DOWNLOAD   
This is a photo tribute to our friend Erin Polley upon completion of 15 years of service with the Chicago and Indiana programs of the American Friends Service Committee. We thank you, Erin, for your dedicated service to AFSC and communities at home and around the world, and we wish you the very best!
The AFSC Midwest Digest for January 10, 2020 features stories about the movement to oppose a U.S. war with Iran, progress in work for peace and justice in Palestine-Israel, and opportunities to join dynamic youth work in St. Paul and St. Louis.
Guidance for media outlets on how to represent young people with a humanistic, asset-based lens.  Young people are powerful change agents, but they are often dehumanized in the media. All too often, we see narratives that unfairly characterize young people as inherently violent, antisocial, problematic, ill-equipped, and incomplete. It’s time for that change. We need narratives that show how young people are thriving contributors to their communities—narratives that demonstrate their diversity of experiences and that celebrate and encourage young people.
This collection of photos is a tribute to Migwe Kimemia, who completed 17 years of service with AFSC Dayton in December 2019.

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