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A collection of stories and blog posts reflecting on the role of men as peace builders as fathers, mentors and leaders. #FathersDay  
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“What does it mean, individually and collectively, to create a strategic, nonviolent revolution against injustice - not only against the prison system, but against America's recurring forms of racialized social control?” Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"
Below is an excerpt from a plenary session at the recent Ending mass incarceration and the New Jim Crow conference at Pendle Hill. Michelle Alexander was interviewed by Daniel Hunter and Jondhi Harrell. This excerpt has been edited for focus and for the written page, so that it flows more easily.
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We're hiring for 6 different positions right now! Please help us spread the word and share widely. 
Welcome to Jobs at AFSC, the employment information center of the American Friends Service Committee. On these pages you will find:  
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From Ferguson to Gaza, we can see how militarism directly impacts all of our lives. A new AFSC traveling exhibit examines the effects of militarism at both the foreign and domestic policy levels. Interested in bringing it to your community? Fill out the contact form on the website. ‪#‎HumanizeNotMilitarize‬
Responses & Resistance to Militarism. Home · Posters · The Exhibition · Blog · Events · In the News · Contact. Stay Informed. #humanizenotmilitarize. Email *. The Exhibition · Nonconformism. alternatives · No More. policing · Our Tax Dollars at Work. policing · Outgrow the Status Quo ...
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Every day, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. are imprisoned because of a federal policy known as the “bed quota.” The policy requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to maintain 34,000 detention beds per day, separating families and devastating communities across the country.
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For the past few years activists in Seattle have been working to stop a proposed $212 million youth detention center in King County. They recently had some major wins including reducing the number of beds by 1/3 and changes to sentencing policies for youth.
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A report shows how lobbying efforts provide a steady flow of inmates to these detention centers.
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This is an interview by volunteer writer Kadija Diallo of Migwe Kimemia, director of AFSC's Peace and Trade Justice program in Dayton, Ohio. Migwe discusses the development of the program and the spiritual basis for his work. - Lucy
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First hand account from interviews with women detained in family immigration detention centers. 
Staff members of AFSC’s Immigrant Rights Program in Newark joined advocates from across the nation in a protest against the family detention policies of the US government on May 1 in Dilley, Texas.  The Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit company, runs the largest immigrant family detention center in the United States in Dilley th
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Collective power for migrant justice—how immigrants in Florida are organizing for justice.
Note: Lucy Duncan came back from visiting Quaker meetings in South Florida with Saul Aleman really excited about his energy for the migrant rights movement, for using nonviolence as a tool for change, and for telling stories and bringing forward migrant voices to change the narrative around immigrants in this country.
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Approximately 80,000 people are in solitary in U.S. prisons each day, with some spending years there. This article in the Washington Post shows how AFSC is bringing attention to this practice of torture as we work to end its use. (For resources for ending the use of solitary confinement visit http://afsc.org/key-issues/issue/solitary-confinement)
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Join us this Wednesday as we talk about immigration policies influenced by the for-profit prison industry and how communities are organizing to make changes. Our three panelists will be on video, but you don't need a camera and can tune in from your computer or tablet. We already have 200 RSVPs! Add yourself to the list at afsc.org/hangout 
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Did you know that federal law requires 34,000 immigrant detention center beds to be filled every day? This policy, known as the federal bed mandate, is the result of millions of dollars of lobbying by two of the largest for-profit prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and The GEO Group (GEO). It’s one of many examples of how corporations are influencing public policy to increase profits, resulting in increased militarizati...
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Peacemaking requires more than merely advocating against one war or another. Here you'll find stories about people and entire communities changing the culture, situations, and systems that lead to violence.
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