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Posts from January 2018

By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
Published: January 31, 2018

Need tips to push back against the harmful rhetoric we heard last night? Here are some great resources. 

In his first year in office, President Trump launched multiple attacks on immigrants and communities of color; supported measures that deepen economic equality; and taken steps abroad—and at home—that will make America less safe. His State of the Union address demonstrates that we can expect more of the same in the year ahead, and reminds us why we must work harder than ever to push back against his harmful rhetoric and policies. 

Here are some tools to...

By: Pedro Rios
Published: January 29, 2018

In collaboration with United We Dream, AFSC participants traveled to Washington, D.C. to demand a Clean Dream Act. Photo: Bryan Vana/AFSC

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Call your senators and demand humane immigration policy.

President Trump has released an alarming immigration framework that would radically alter the U.S. immigration system. In exchange for promising a 10...

By: Dina El-Rifai
Published: January 26, 2018

One year and three versions later, President Trump’s Muslim ban is still discriminatory, Islamophobic, and one of the most shameful examples of the racist attacks on the liberties of Muslims and immigrants in the United States.  

On Jan. 27, seven days after Trump was sworn into office, he signed the Muslim ban as part of a larger slew of racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Black executive actions. Communities across the U.S. responded immediately as people were blocked from entering the country—...

By: Christina Elcock
Published: January 18, 2018

On November 16th I had the privilege of getting to talk with Denise Altvater, Coordinator as the Wabanaki Youth Program in Maine. She had a lot to offer in ourconversation that covered the importance of decolonization, anti-racism, faith, truth-telling, the impacts of colonization among those who were victim to it and those who...

By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
Published: January 15, 2018

AFSC condemns the decisions and demeaning comments that the Trump administration made last week about the migrant population in the United States. 

We are proudly reminded that immigrants from all over the worldincluding Haiti, El Salvador, Africa, and elsewhere...