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How We Win: George Lakey Workshops: Strategies For Nonviolent Action

How We Win: George Lakey Workshops: Strategies for Nonviolent Action

George Lakey, long-time activist and author, visited four Meetings in Florida, giving workshops based on his latest book, How We Win: A Guide To Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. The 3-1/2 hour interactive, intense workshop walked Friends through the process of planning a sustained, successful nonviolent campaign to effect social change.…

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Peacebuilding En Las Américas (PLA) Updates

Peacebuilding en las Américas (PLA) Updates

Mónica Maher, Initiative Coordinator for Peacebuilding en las Americas (PLA) sends this report on their work since September 2019. A highlight of this period was visiting Friends in Seattle, Olympia, Corvallis and Portland November 8-13 as part of the PLA Speaking Tour in the Pacific Northwest, organized by PLA Financial…

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Peacebuilding En Las Américas Update, May-June 2019

Peacebuilding en las Américas Update, May-June 2019

Mónica Maher, Coordinator for Peacebuilding en las Américas (PLA), an initiative of Friends Peace Teams, sends us this report on the PLA's work in May and June 2019.   Despite contexts of government corruption, extreme human rights abuses and gang violence, PLA counterparts continue with hope, commitment, creativity and courage. COLOMBIA…

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Mother’s Day Action To End Child Detention

Mother’s Day Action to End Child Detention

Thirteen Friends joined the Mother’s Day protest to end child detention at the Homestead Child Detention Center in Homestead, Florida, a privately owned facility that is housing over 2,000 immigrant children. 5 Quakers from Deland, 5 from Miami, 2 from Clearwater, and one from Key Largo/Cape Cod were among the…

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