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Brayton Shanley is the co-founder, with his wife Suzanne Belote Shanley, of The Agape Community, a lay Catholic residential foundation on 34 acres of land in Hardwick, MA.
Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
Presents a lecture by
Co-founder of Carolina for Kibera
"Double Time: Service on Two Fronts"
Jailed Without Justice: Our Government's Abuse of Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrants will be the subject of talks by two speakers, one of them a formerly detained immigrant himself.
"Luis", a Nicaraguan asylum seeker, will describe a nightmare odyssey in which he was transferred repeatedly from one detention center to another, all over the country, while being deprived of sleep, food, and warmth.
Abdulsattar Younus, a member of “La’Onf,” a coalition of Iraqi civil society organizations working for the nonviolent transformation of their society, has been brought to New England by September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. The members of La’Onf include women’s organizations, human rights groups, humanitarian aid, trade unions, student groups, arts and culture organizations.
Learn about Microlending to Reduce Poverty at the Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
Al Filipov was among passengers and crew aboard American Airlines flight 11 which was directed into the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum was established to articulate those issues about which Al cared deeply and to demonstrate how one person can make a profound impact on the lives of those in his or her community. This year's speaker is Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org, the world's first peer-to-peer online microlending website. Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.