Sunday, August 26, 2012

SCAP Pitches In With Occupy The Hood Event

Occupy The Hood Atlanta is doing some of the most inspiring work in the most impoverished pockets of our city. Today they hosted community event at the Chappell Forest apartment complex in Southwest Atlanta where clothing, food, and back to school where given away.

They also hosted a number of political education and community empowerment workshops.

AFSC's Student Career Alternatives Program was on hand to provide some school supplies, including our "It's My Life" books, designed to help high school students explore creative post highschool career options. We also gave out dozens of our, "Beofre You Enlist" DVD's, which interview combat vets who were recruited out of low income high schools with the promise of opportunity. The DVD's really challenge the notion that the military is there to help young people.

Big, Big ups to Occupy The Hood for really stepping up for those hardest hit by the economic crisis in a way we haven't seen in years. We're excited to engage with the dynamic organizers of Occupy The Hood moving forward.

Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee

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