Note: This blog originally appeared on The Opportunity Agenda’s ‘Insights’ page on August 21, 2018. Earlier this year, the Arizona office of the American Friends Service Committee had an interesting episode involving a Facebook exchange with the most powerful prosecutor in the state. Our office works to reduce the size […]
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Press Contact: Caroline Isaacs Phone: 520.256.4146 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson, Arizona – August 14, 2018 – Inspired by the success of podcasts like Ear Hustle and Justice in America, the American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) has launched the ReFramingJustice podcast, a new platform for formerly incarcerated and convicted […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona – August 6, 2018 – The American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ), in its efforts to reduce the size and scope of the criminal punishment system, has secured public pledges from three candidates for Arizona governor to reject campaign donations from […]
On this week’s blog, we’re exploring AFSC-AZ’s work through the eyes of our longtime volunteer, Ed Hunt. A former minister and native Wisconsinite, Ed’s been driving every week from Green Valley to Tucson to volunteer at our office for more than six years.
In the wake of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, more than 2,500 children were separated from their parents and placed into detention “shelters” across the US. The cruelty of this policy has captured the world’s attention and unleashed a series of debates regarding human rights and criminality. […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona – June 29, 2019 – Over the past 27 years, the work of American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) to reduce the criminal punishment system has been rooted in a fundamental Quaker tenant: Worth, dignity, and Light are present in all […]
When I interviewed in February 2018 for the administrative assistant position here at AFSC-Arizona, I had believed Quakers—often referred to as “Friends”—to be the folks that provided the world’s most delicious oatmeal. Little did I know how involved they are in tackling social justice issues all over the […]