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Mar 6, 2019
What is the vision behind Palestine's Great March of Return protests?
(KALW)
Palestinian journalist and activist Ahmed Abu Artema talks to AFSC staffers Jehad Abusalim and Noam Perry about the Great March of Return.
Mar 6, 2019
Ypsi-based program aims to restore dignity for women giving birth while incarcerated
(On the Ground Ypsilanti)
A project provides support for incarcerated women who are pregnant.
Mar 5, 2019
Protest Calls for Closing Homestead Center for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
(Miami New Times)
Hundreds of activists plan to rally to shut down the Homestead Detention Center for unaccompanied minors.
Mar 5, 2019
‘Desobediencia civil si es necesario’: Lanzan campaña para cerrar centro de detención de Homestead
(El Nuevo Herald)
Protesters call for the shutdown of the Homestead Detention Center.
Mar 5, 2019
Company that runs Homestead detention center cancels stock offering after growing outcry
(Miami Herald)
The company that runs the Homestead detention center canceled its plans to go public after a growing outcry over the firm making money off the children.
Mar 5, 2019
Minimum wage hikes win wide support at NH Senate hearing
(New Hampshire Business Review)
In New Hampshire, communities demand a higher minimum wage.
Mar 4, 2019
Justice signs bill to end ban on SNAP for drug felons
(The Montgomery Herald)
The West Virginia Governor signed a bill that lifts the ban on people with drug felony convictions from receiving food assistance.
Mar 3, 2019
A mother sought sanctuary in a church basement in 2017. She's still there
(NBC News)
In 2017, Juana Tobar Ortega took sanctuary in a North Carolina church.
Mar 3, 2019
Ativistas entregam 15 mil assinaturas a favor de carteira para indocumentados
(Brazilian Voice)
Activists deliver thousands of signatures in support of drivers licenses for immigrants in New Jersey.
Mar 3, 2019
In Homestead, Fla., I was a witness to the suffering of children
(Concord Monitor)
A detention center in Homestead is holding more than 1,500 young immigrants.
Mar 2, 2019
The future of AZ criminal justice reform is unclear as several bills fail to advance in House
(Arizona Daily Star)
A new poll shows strong bipartisan support for criminal justice reform by Arizona voters, but state lawmakers might not be getting the message.
Mar 2, 2019
Ames United Church of Christ hosts immigration focused weekend
(Ames Tribune)
The Ames United Church of Christ hosted their 35th Annual Theologian in Residence, with a focus on immigration.
Mar 1, 2019
McCollum reintroduces historic bill to promote Palestinian children’s human rights
(Mondoweiss)
Rep. Betty McCollum reintroduced her historic bill to promote the human rights of Palestinian children who face detention, interrogation, abuse and violenceby the Israeli military.
Mar 1, 2019
The Great March Of Return And Peaceful Protest In Gaza
(WORT)
In March 2018, a series of protests called the Great March of Return started in the Gaza Strip.
Mar 1, 2019
Jean Fairfax, Unsung but Undeterred in Integrating Schools, Dies at 98
(New York Times)
The New York Times looks at the life of former AFSC staffer and lifelong activist Jean Fairfax.
Feb 28, 2019
Prevalece oposición a construcción del Muro, revela encuesta; pero el voto será de la mayoría republicana
(El Latino San Diego)
Opposition to President Trump's border wall continues.
Feb 28, 2019
Documentary, House Bill Aim For Arizona Criminal Justice Reform
(KJZZ)
In Arizona, House Bill 2270 would allow some prisoners to earn early release credits.
Feb 28, 2019
Smith College to honor activist Frances Crowe at 100
(MassLive)
A founder of AFSC's Western Massachusetts chapter and lifelong activist is celebrated.
Feb 28, 2019
A Conversation with the Palestinian Non-Violence Activist Who Sparked Gaza Marches
(WBEZ)
Palestinian activist Ahmed Abu Artema starts on a U.S. speaking tour with AFSC.
Feb 27, 2019
Ambitious Criminal Justice Reform Bills Are Dying in Arizona Legislature
(Phoenix New Times)
A bill for criminal justice reform faces obstacles in the state legislature.
Feb 27, 2019
Arkansas Council on Human Relations #2
(KUAR)
In 1954, AFSC visited the Arkansas Council on Human Relations to talk about school desegregation.
Feb 26, 2019
Tattered quilt tells precious story of WWII injustice, and kindness
(The Gazette)
AFSC visited internment camps and worked for an end to internment.
Feb 25, 2019
HB 2190 will help ease overcrowded jails
(Associated Press)
Bail reform legislation in West Virginia is a step in the right direction.
Feb 24, 2019
Levittown, PA and The “Northern Promised Land That Wasn't”
(History News Network)
A history of racism in a Pennsylvania town.
Feb 22, 2019
Exige respuestas sobre brote de Varicela en ICE en Aurora
(La Prensa)
Problems plague a private detention center in Colorado.

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