American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is celebrating several new achievements made this past summer.
In June, General Mills responded to AFSC’s No Dough for the Occupation campaign to stop making Pillsbury products on stolen Palestinian land. The company divested from business in Israel altogether. This follows two years of campaigning by AFSC, many Friends, and several local and global groups, as well as members of the Pillsbury family.
In August, AFSC’s 67 Sueños program received the Youth Power Partner Award from the California Endowment Fund. Founded in 2010, 67 Sueños is a youth organizing and leadership development program for undocumented youth and youth from mixed-status families living in Oakland, Calif.
Also, the first cohort of Emerging Leaders from Liberation met in Philadelphia, Pa., at Friends Center this spring to launch their work throughout the year. The new activist leadership program brings together young adults involved with Quaker colleges and meetings and AFSC’s programs.
AFSC has also continued revitalizing its Quaker liaison program with monthly meetings and churches, surpassing 200 liaisons and still growing the communications and social change engagement program for Quakers.
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