Economic Disparity

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Basket of Sorrows: Candle of Hope - Vigil for a Faithful Budget

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Basket of Sorrows – Light of Hope

On November 21st at 5:30pm, as part of a national Faithful Budget action, Pittsburgh will hold a vigil at the Occupy site to call on Congress to create a just and compassionate federal budget.

The report by the Congressional “super committee” is due around Thanksgiving and there are concerns that cuts to major safety net programs with be on the chopping block. Now is the time for people to stand in opposition to these cuts.

CURRENTS Closing Show

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

From the "Can You hear Me Now" Collection of F. Geofrrey Johnson

visual arts, CURRENTS, black men

From the "Can You hear Me Now" Collection of F. Geofrrey Johnson

CURRENTS: Black men's cultural activism - A Visual Arts Exhibit, with poetry, music and film is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.  

Join us for the Closing Show featuring the rock/hip-hop sounds of Adams Morgan, vocalist Reci Reign, hip-hop sounds of Young Nova, and poets Theresa Davis and F. Geoffrey Johnson.




Oberlin Review: Off The Cuff: Greg Coleridge, director, Northeast AFSC

Coleridge, OC ’81, is involved in economic and political justice issues in the state of Ohio. He visited campus on Tuesday, Oct. 12, to speak about the United States Supreme Court’s Jan. 21, 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which gives corporations the First Amendment right to speak and spend what they wish about and on elections. Here he discusses his links to Ohio and his passion for change.

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Oberlin Review

Conversations about Race and Equity

Our world views, as well as opportunities that are available, depend on our background.  Definitions of peace, education and equality change according to the experiences of those defining the words. One factor that affects the way we live and relate to each other is race. Although it is not always a primary focus, the American Friends Service

Committee’s commitment to the dignity and worth of each person frequently fosters work on the complicated issues of racism and inequity.

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