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Peacebuilding En Las Américas Update

Peacebuilding en las Américas Update

Mónica Maher, Coordinator, for Peacebuilding en las Américas (PLA), sends us this update. PLA is an Initiative of Friends Peace Teams that brings Alternative to Violence Project and trauma healing workshops and other peacemaking support to vulnerable communities in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Ecuador. FRIENDS PEACE TEAMS Peacebuilding…

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The Campaign To Shut Down Homestead Detention Center

The Campaign to Shut Down Homestead Detention Center

AFSC Miami and the Reclaim Homestead Coalition held a major press conference on March 5 across the street from the Homestead Detention Center, where unaccompanied children are still being brought in to be warehoused while they wait to be reunited with family or released to a sponsor. The Press Conference…

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Round Table On Homestead Detention Center

Round Table on Homestead Detention Center

After a tour of the Homestead Detention Center, where over 1,500 immigrant children are being detained, Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Congressional District 26) held a round table discussion with immigrant advocacy groups. Among those at the table were Lis-Marie Alvarado, an attender of Miami Friends Meeting and AFSC Miami staff and…

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Friends & The Wendy’s Boycott

Friends & the Wendy's Boycott

The SEYM Peace and Social Concerns Committee is asking Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups to consider signing a letter endorsing the Wendy’s boycott, a key campaign and current focus of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) ciw-online.org/wendys. This boycott of the Wendy’s fast food chain is designed to raise public…

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