In Africa, debt servicing payments are siphoning millions of dollars that would otherwise have gone towards funding education, healthcare, and other services. This presentation will explore the complicated issue of Third World debt and debt relief.
The American Friends Service Committee was founded by Quakers in 1917 and its mission and achievements won worldwide recognition in 1947 when it accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with the British Friends Service Council. Life Over Debt, a national campaign of the AFSC, highlights the need for immediate cancellation of Africa's debt. In partnership with the Jubilee USA Network, AFSC adds its voice to the millions around the globe who call for dropping the debt!
Date: Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8 in lot 3
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, American Friends Service Committee