Following a screening of the new documentary about the life and music of Phil Ochs, Maggie Fogarty of the AFSC will lead a discussion with Jim Kates. Jim was a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964 and later was active in the movement against the US war in Vietnam. He is a poet, literary translator, and publisher of the re-issued "Letters from Mississippi." Check the Red River website to confirm time and ticket prices.
In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. answered a call to go to Memphis to support African American sanitation workers who were on strike for recognition of their union. Dr. King saw an opportunity to link this struggle to his growing, nationwide Poor People's Campaign and challenge the economic power structure of the south through a nonviolent campaign. "At The River I Stand," a film about the struggle where Dr.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at The King Center’s Freedom Hall
American Friends Service Committee's 4th Annual program had an exciting change of venue this year, the King Center. The evening opened with a reception and social justice marketplace, which featured the work of AFSC and our partners. The social justice marketplace is an opportunity for those attending the program to learn about the diversity of organizations working for peace and justice, and offers an opportunity for them to get involved.
Mighty Times: The Children's March tells the story of the courageous children of Birmingham, Alabama, who in 1963 challenged segregation in their city despite police dogs, fire hoses, and threats of arrest.
VETERANS OF HOPE: "ORGANIZING THE OTHER AMERICA" The Life of Racial Justice Leader Anne Braden In "Organizing the Other America," Anne Braden, shares her insight and life stories about her childhood, coming to consciousness about racism, and her lifelong work for racial justice and understanding.
Anne Braden's work for racial justice spans more than five decades and crosses paths with both the legendary and the unsung heroes of the southern freedom movement.
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