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Program from memorial service for Michael McConnell

These are items from Michael McConnell's memorial service held April 12, 2013, at Wellington Avenue Church of Christ in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune obituary for Michael McConnell

By Graydon Megan, Special to the Chicago Tribune

April 17, 2013

The Rev. Michael McConnell was a leader in many fights for social justice, from the sanctuary movement of the 1980s to a hunger strike in Springfield protesting proposed cuts in essential services.

In all those efforts, Rev. McConnell, Midwest regional director of the American Friends Service Committee, was a creative and strategic thinker with a sense of history.

Regional directors reflect on Michael McConnell's life

Keith Harvey, Regional Director of AFSC's Northeast Regional Office, compiled these remembrances of Michael offered by former and current AFSC regional directors.

Shan Cretin's reflections at the memorial for Michael McConnell

AFSC General Secretary Shan Cretin shared these reflections on a life well lived at Michael McConnell's memorial service, April 12, 2013.

AFSC's Program Update November 2011

This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee’s Monthly Program Update call from November 10, 2011 with General Secretary Shan Cretin and Great Lakes Regional Director Michael McConnell, who is based out of Chicago.

They discussed AFSC’s work for Economic Justice, including discussion of the ‘Human Cost’ of war banners and the ‘Windows and Mirrors mural exhibit. They also covered AFSC involvement with ‘Occupy Together’ and resources such as ‘Move the Money Toolkit’ and the ‘If I Had a Trillion Dollars’ youth film contest and festival.

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