[Sayma-Discuss] AFSC Weekly Update: Families separated at the border, how to talk about mass incarceration, Poor People's Campaign

Free Polazzo freepolazzo at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 12:29:15 EDT 2018


SAYMA Friends,

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a good source of
information, especially when news reporting seems so focused on conflicts
between strong personalities.

If so led, consider shaing with others.

Free Polazzo,
Atlanta Meeting

"No one is free unless everyone is free"

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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From: AFSC weekend reading <actioncenter at afsc.org>
Date: Sat, Jun 2, 2018, 9:31 AM
Subject: Families separated at the border, how to talk about mass
incarceration, Poor People's Campaign
To: Free Polazzo <freepolazzo at gmail.com>


American Friends Service Committee



*AFSC weekend reading*

[image: Poor People's Campaign Week 3 in Iowa]
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Poor People's Campaign action in Iowa. Photo: Jon Krieg/AFSC


Dear Free,

This week, more than 200 people in 16 states and Washington, D.C. were
arrested for taking part in civil disobedience during the Poor People's
Campaign. Among those arrested were AFSC staff members Jacob Flowers, Brant
Rosen, and Joseph Gerson, and Northeast Executive Committee member Mark
Barker. They joined thousands of people nationwide to shine a light on
the horrible costs of our war economy and demand action to end poverty,
racism, and militarism
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And Congress, state lawmakers, and the media are taking notice.

In the weeks ahead, AFSC will continue to work with the Poor People's
Campaign to draw attention to these critical issues. For more on the
campaign, visit afsc.org
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.

*Here are more resources to help you stay informed and support your
activism:*

In response to the Trump administration's policy to separate migrant
children from their parents at the border
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AFSC
immigrant rights attorney Shannon McKinnon explains to NJTV about the
devastating impacts on families and communities.

When talking about mass incarceration, it's important to avoid reinforcing
negative ideas about people involved in the criminal justice system. Here
are five messaging tips you can use
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.

The Boston Globe writes about a Memorial Day action
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on the Boston Common, where veterans and community members set up 30 red
tents to bring attention to veteran homelessness and the country's endless
wars.

In case you missed it last week, check out AFSC's Arnie Alpert's blog post
examining the continuing cost of war
<https://click.everyaction.com/k/1326188/7264339/-208411635?nvep=ew0KICAiVGVuYW50VXJpIjogIm5ncHZhbjovL3Zhbi9BRlNDL0FGU0MvMS81NzE0OCIsDQogICJEaXN0cmlidXRpb25VbmlxdWVJZCI6ICIzMGU1YTcwZC02OTY2LWU4MTEtODBjMy0wMDE1NWRjMzM3N2EiLA0KICAiRW1haWxBZGRyZXNzIjogImZyZWVwb2xhenpvQGdtYWlsLmNvbSINCn0%3D&hmac=c7E0ioCu93HZJohTmsjb4y48Gp6n7ylEhradU_WaQUc=&utm_source=weekend052618&utm_medium=email>—the
loss of lives, lasting trauma, and the resources diverted from our
communities.

AFSC's Mike Merryman-Lotze reflects on the killings
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of more than 100 Palestinians by Israeli forces in Gaza—and what this means
in working for peace among Palestinians and Israelis.

SNAP, a vital food assistance program for low-income people in the U.S.,
continues to come under attack in Congress. AFSC's Rick Wilson offers this
perspective for lawmakers in the Charleston Post-Gazette
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.

Lastly, have you heard of NARMIC (National Action/Research on the
Military-Industrial Complex)? In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War,
AFSC formed this group of researchers to expose how companies were
profiting from the U.S. war machine. Check out this LilSis interview with
one of those researchers, Diana Roose
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.

Have a great weekend!

American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

AFSC.org
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