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Civil Rights in Iowa with Professor Paul Finkelman

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 11:45am

Presenter: Professor Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School, Albany, NY.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law & Public Policy;

Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center

"Phil Ochs" Documentary and Discussion

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

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. 

Film on MLK and Memphis, "At the River I Stand"

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

4th Annual King Peace Program an Inspiring Success

The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Paula Larke at 4th Annual King Peace Program

Paula Larke

Paula Larke leads the audience in singing "Lift Every voice and Sing" at the 4th Annual King Peace Program

Film - "Mighty Times: The Children's March"

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.   

Film about Bernice Reagon Johnson, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"SINGING WARRIOR: THE LIFE, WISDOM AND SINGING OF BERNICE REAGON JOHNSON,"
founder of the Freedom Singers and Sweet Honey & The Rock

Peace with Justice Monthly Film Series
Free    Everyone Welcome!

Concord NH Monitor: Martin Luther King associate to speak at AFSC dinner

VINCENT HARDING, a friend, associate and sometime speech-writer for Martin Luther King Jr., will be the guest at a dinner Friday in Concord to benefit the American Friends Service Committee.

Veterans of hope - anne braden film

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

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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