Martin Luther King Jr.

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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.

MLK RI Unity Day

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

MLK

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers.  Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.

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MLK

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers.  Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.

Let Freedom Ring - Reflections on MLK's Dream, with Arnie Alpert

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr. - Reflections of a Dream

On April 4, 1968 at 6:01 pm Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Two months previously, he eulogized himself, saying he did not want to be remembered for the honors he received, by rather for trying to "feed the hungry," "clothe the naked," "be right on the [Vietnam] war question," and "love and serve humanity."  Forty-three years later, we are asking how King is remembered, how we honor his life, and where we have taken “the Dream.” 

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

MLK Day of Action

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 2:00pm

AFSC-NH Program Coordinator Arnie Alpert will give a talk about the New Hampshire campaign for a state holiday named for Martin Luther King, Jr. and why it matters.  The 2nd annual "Let freedom ring for the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire" event is sponsored by the SNHU Office of Diversity. 

WWLP: MA Rally reminds activists of MLK's message

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The American Friends Service Committee of Western Massachusetts held a rally Monday afternoon at the Edwards Church in Northampton to remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to remind people about how his message is relevant today.

2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:00am

 

Join us for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Marade!

The American Friends Service Committee & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights will participate in the MLK Marade at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2011! We'll meet at City Park (by Ghandi near the MLK statue) and walk to Civic Center Park together. We'll have some stickers and signs to share. Dress WARM! 

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