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AFSC in the news

Feb 22, 2018
Queens College welcomes warriors for peace
(Queens Chronicle)
AFSC's "Waging Peace" exhibit comes to Queens College in New York.
Feb 22, 2018
Chicago's Youth Push Back Against Mayor's Proposed "Cop Academy," Demand More Investment in Communities
(Truthout)
Chicago communities come together to stop a police training facility, and instead demand a real solution to police violence.
Feb 21, 2018
The Treatment Industrial Complex
(East Bay Express)
As California reduces its prison population, a notorious private prison company has landed a multimillion-dollar contract to provide reentry services.
Feb 20, 2018
The Price of Sanctuary
(WUNC)
Organizers from North Carolina's sanctuary movement weigh in on the growing sanctuary movement.
Feb 20, 2018
Inside the Fight for Menstrual Equity in America's Prisons
(Feministing)
Across the country, activists are working to increase access to menstrual products for incarcerated people.
Feb 20, 2018
Trailblazers exhibit features notable African-Americans in Pa. history
(PennLive)
Exhibit features eight new posters of African Americans who played a significant role in the history of the Pennsylvania.
Feb 19, 2018
Local activists raise awareness about the issue of wage theft
(WCHL)
AFSC's Lori Khamala discusses wage theft – an issue that affects (at least) 84,000 North Carolinians a year.
Feb 19, 2018
A single mom, undocumented, living in the shadow of Ice
(The Guardian)
A Portuguese immigrant feels at home in New Jersey, but the fear of deportation and being separated from her children is paralyzing.
Feb 19, 2018
Honoring GIs and veterans who fought for peace in Vietnam
(NorthJersey.com)
Paul Lauter reflects on his work with AFSC during the Vietnam War.
Feb 19, 2018
Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another…Pad?
(Feminist Wire)
Formerly incarcerated activists speak out in favor of an Arizona bill that would give incarcerated women access to feminine hygiene products.
Feb 17, 2018
Defending activism and the power of boycotts
(Concord Monitor)
Boycott, divestment, and sanctions is an essential tool for addressing human rights violations against Palestinians.
Feb 16, 2018
Can ICE stake out courthouses to arrest unauthorized immigrants?
(NJ.com)
ICE is targeting immigrants in and around courthouses.
Feb 16, 2018
Why Donald Trump could win the immigration fight - And how immigration activists can turn the tide.
(Washington Post)
Family reunification has long been the heart of U.S. immigration policy. Now the system is under threat.
Feb 16, 2018
What Works in Recovery from Opioid Addiction
(West Virginia Public Radio)
What works in recovery from opioid addiction, and how can we educate West Virginians about it?
Feb 15, 2018
Group rallies at the Capitol for criminal justice reform
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
About 175 people gathered at the state Capitol to push for the rehabilitation and the future success of current and former prisoners in West Virginia.
Feb 15, 2018
DC Human Rights Report Reveals Room for Improvement
(The Hoya)
AFSC published its biennial report on Washington, D.C.’s progress as a “human rights city."
Feb 15, 2018
Groups host Criminal Justice Reform Day at W.Va. Capitol
(WSAZ)
High costs of incarceration were on the minds of dozens who were gathered at the West Virginia Capitol for Criminal Justice Reform Lobby Day.
Feb 15, 2018
Groups host Criminal Justice Reform Day at state capitol
(WDTV)
Formerly incarcerated people, families, and allies traveled to the West Virginia Capitol to push for legislation that eases the burden on people who are in the criminal justice system.
Feb 13, 2018
Godwin-Ternbach Museum Introduces Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action Exhibit
(The Knight News)
The exhibition titled “Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action,” opened on Feb. 1 in the Queens College Godwin-Ternbach Museum.
Feb 13, 2018
How the immigration program Donald Trump wants to end helped diversify America
(Mic)
The Diversity Visa Lottery program is good for the United States.
Feb 12, 2018
House committee advances SNAP work requirement bill
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
A House of Delegates committee sent to the floor a bill that would impose work requirements on people receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Feb 12, 2018
Bill would allow Iowans to request immigration status of people with criminal records
(Des Moines Register)
Iowans convicted of crimes would have their immigration status made public under a bill advanced in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Feb 11, 2018
Meet the controversial pastor fighting to protect N.J.'s undocumented immigrants
(NJ.com)
A New Jersey Reverend declares his church a sanctuary.
Feb 10, 2018
Last of iconic illegal immigration crossing signs has vanished in California
(Los Angeles Times)
Signs showing immigrants crossing the road near the border are removed.
Feb 9, 2018
Ravi Ragbir Wins Stay of Deportation After Filing Free Speech Suit Over Being Targeted for Activism
(Democracy Now)
Immigrant rights activist receives a stay of deportation while his lawsuit is pending.

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