Martin Luther King

"Dr. King's first fight was against the death penalty"

This column by Arnie Alpert ran in the Concord Monitor on January 19, 2014. 

Martin Luther King’s first fight was against the death penalty

By Arnie Alpert

KC AFSC Peace & Justice Alert - January 17, 2014

Kansas City AFSC weekly Peace and Justice Alert E-newsletter, January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King Day Breakfast

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:00am

Annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, sponsored by Southern NH Outreach for Black Unity.  Speakers include Ray Ealy, Shujaa Graham, Arnie Alpert.  Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door, youth/students $20, 4 and under free. 

Film - "The Promised Land"

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On the evening of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday celebration, we will be watching The Promised Land 1967-68, an episode from "America at the Racial Crossroads" which was originally part of the Eyes on The Prize film documentary.  This 60 minute documentary begins where our film series last January visited with King, starting with his public and controversial declaration against the Vietnam War, then taking us through the last year of his life.  Touchingly, there is footage from King's last birthday party in this episode.

MLK Forum- Renewing Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us for a Community Forum

Economic disparity or economic equality

By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City

“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution  

Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.  

Flyer MLK Forum 2013 KCMO

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Flyer for 2013 MLK Forum, "This Madness Must End" Dr. Martin Luther King and the U.S. Budget Debate

Monday, January 21, 3:30 to 5:00PM, St. Stephens Baptist Church, 1414 Truman Rd., KCMO

MLK Forum - "This Madness Must End"

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This Madness Must End"

Dr. Martin Luther King and the U.S. Budget Debate

Hear an inspiring panel of community leaders discussing:

Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration will once again take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Community Center, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester NH.  Richard Haynes will be the guest speaker.  This year's MLK Award will go to the NH Sisters of Mercy, and the Vanesaa  Washington Johnson Bloemen Award will be presented to Selina Taylor.  The 3 pm program is preceded by a potluck meal and social hour from 2 to 3 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Donations accepted. 

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