AFSC PA's Racial Justice through Human Rights youth group created this video for the If I Had a Trillion Dollars film festival about how raising the minimum wage would support low wage workers. AFSC PA partnered with Pittsburgh's Fight for $15 for this video.
Residents of one community in Guatemala City have transformed a dangerous, abandoned lot into a multi-purpose space that’s bringing people together and helping to make the neighborhood safer.
With AFSC’s support, the 14 de Octubre (October 14) sports field project turned a ravine full of garbage into a soccer field that’s also used for community meetings and events. The project was initiated by residents concerned that the ravine was a breeding ground for drug use and criminal activity.
The project is one example of AFSC’s work in Guatemala, where we partner with schools, universities, community-based organizations, and public institutions to build local peace networks that help reduce urban violence.
Take a look at this dynamic Prezi presentation to find out more about the 14 de Octubre project.
What do students have to say about how the criminal justice system sees them? Students at Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis, MO describe their feelings regarding Mike Brown, the Darren Wilson Grand Jury verdict, and Ferguson protests.
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To mark the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United decision.
VIDEO: 5 Years of Move to Amend in Ohio
Produced by: Hannah Yackley, current John Looney intern
Maureen Farris, a former intern with AFSC's Economic and Political Justice Program in Northeast Ohio, talks about her current work as a teacher and what she learned from her work with AFSC.
Vicktoria Lariche, an intern with AFSC's Economic and Political Justice Program in Northeast Ohio, shares about her experience with AFSC.
Check out this Move the Money video created by Debbie Southorn of AFSC Chicago.
In April 2014, young people from across the country demonstrated in Washington, DC because they want to fund programs in their communities. They demand money for homes, schools, community centers and green technology instead of warfare and weapons. Feed people, not the Pentagon.
As the young people say, “We are unstoppable, another world is possible.”