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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
Join the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library for our annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Marcus McIntosh from KCCI-TV8 will be the special guest speaker and will introduce the three winners of the annual essay contest who will read from their work.
A reception, hosted by the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library, will be held following the program.
*Since the library is not open to the public, the meeting room door will be opened at 1:30 PM to allow entrance.
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