AFSC Indiana Peacebuilding

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Indiana Peacebuilding Program uses creative and visual grassroots education and organizing to foster collaboration with and deepen the skills of students, faith-based activists, and community groups. By building leadership skills among a new generation of activists, the program seeks to create long-term changes in public opinion and policy about militarism and violence. Our work in Indiana focuses on two AFSC national initiatives, Humanize Not Militarize and Israel-Palestine peacebuilding campaigns.

9 protests

January 6, 2018, 9:00 am

West Lafayette, IN

Indiana Youth Empowerment Program

We are inviting all immigrant youth ready to take action in their communities for the overall improvement of the quality of life of their communities. This program is designed as a collaborative space where current organizers and participants...

December 18, 2017, 12:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Gaza: Lunch and Learn

Join us as, Erin Polley, our Indiana program coordinator talks about her recent trip to Gaza.

AFSC's Erin Polley will share reflections from her recent trip to the Gaza strip to visit AFSC staff and programs and learn about the current...

December 11, 2017, 6:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Book Club: On Antisemitism

On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice

With Trump and Bannon in the White House, empowering antisemites while claiming their love for Israel, how do we talk about antisemitism in the present moment? How have false...

December 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

On Anti-Semitism: An Interfaith Shabbat Dinner and Discussion

Join us for an Interfaith Shabbat service and dinner, followed by a panel discussion on Anti-Semitism, Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice. Panelists will include Rabbi Alissa Wise, Deputy Director of Jewish Voice for Peace and Rabbi Brant...

November 29, 2017, 6:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Deadly Exchange Teach-In

All of our struggles are interlinked. Especially, the connection between Palestine and policing used on communities of color in the United States, and even Indiana. 

Join us as we talk about the links, the truth and begin to mold...

November 18, 2017, 12:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Communities Against Islamophobia Training

Join us as we tackle implicit biases, learn the historic significance of Islamophobia and learn how to change the dialogue within our own community to be better partners to our Muslim community.

October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Bystander Training: Indianapolis

We have all had moments when we have walked away from a situation and wish we had done something. 

Join us as we talk about practical and tactical solutions to ensure we are better prepared to handle these moments. 


July 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Canvassing Against Islamophobia

We will be meeting in Broad Ripple to canvass businesses in the neighborhood and ask them to hang our “We All Belong Here” posters in the window. This will give us an opportunity to have some conversations about what it means to be a welcoming...

July 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

AFSC presents Bystander Training

We are estatic to have Debbie Southorn facilitate this much needed training, especially in the current state of affairs.

This training will focus on ways to intervene in public instances of racist, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Trans...