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AFSC Weekend Reading

AFSC Weekend Reading

Published: October 20, 2018
AFSC's Jordan Garcia discusses Colorado's response to ICE raids.

AFSC's Jordan Garcia discusses Colorado's response to ICE raids. 

Photo: AFSC / Pedro Rios

Thousands of people across the country have spoken out against Trump’s cruel “public charge” proposal, which threatens immigrant communities and their access to health care, food assistance, and other basic needs. Thank you to everyone who has taken action!

There’s still time to submit your comments to the government, so keep them coming!  Also, check out our tips on how to talk about this cruel proposed change  – and use them advocate as well as educate your friends and family.

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Resources to help you stay informed and support your activism

We stopped (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) ICE from getting an extra billion this year – now let’s defund it totally: Learn about a recent victory in the movement to abolish ICE. (Truthout)

Why the U.S. should welcome all migrants with compassion and humanity: As a migrant caravan travels north from Honduras, it’s crucial to recognize the role of the U.S. in forcing people to flee.

Honoring Saint Oscar Romero: We remember Archbishop Romero, who was canonized earlier this week, and a visit by AFSC and other religious organizations to El Salvador shortly before his assassination.

Want to learn more about AFSC's work at Mexico's borders?: Register for our Oct. 24th webinar to hear from staff members about the reality of human mobility and our efforts to strengthen networks in Mexico.

In Gaza, practicing liberation in the face of oppression: Read this firsthand account from AFSC's staff member Ali Abdalbari about what life is like in Gaza, his experience with the Great March of Return, and his hopes for the future.

A day in Gaza: AFSC’s Mike Merryman-Lotze recounts his recent visit to Gaza and how restrictions on movement affect everyday life for Palestinians in Gaza.

How do we move toward a just peace in Palestine and Israel?: Join AFSC from Dec. 14-16 at Pendle Hill in Pennsylvania to learn more and find out what you can do to bring change.

The Poor People’s Campaign calls out “policy violence”: The campaign wants to advance a new understanding of poverty as a traumatic experience inflicted by policymakers. (The Nation)

Nonviolent tactics toward social change: AFSC’s Arnie Alpert talks about the power of nonviolent direct action when used strategically for social justice.