A growing number of groups in Chicago are working together to coordinate a series of events and trainings about the power of nonviolence to effect social change We're hoping these resources will help people all over the world prepare for the NATO Summit being held in Chicago, May 20-21, 2012.
"Brother Outsider" tells the story of Bayard Rustin, disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., architect of the 1963 March on Washington, and a man who lived an openly gay life during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The film is shown as part of the Culture of Peace Film Series, brought to you by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, AFSC, NH Peace Action, the Concord UU Church, Temple Beth Jacob, and the NH UCC Peace with Justice Advocates. Join us for the film and discussion. Admission is free.
More than thirty people of diverse ages rallied outside the Seabrook nuclear power plant today to commemorate a historic demonstration 35 years ago and to support efforts to block the plant owners’ bid for a 20-year license extension. One of them was AFSC-NH Program Coordinator, Arnie Alpert, whose activist career began at Seabrook.
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.
Seven religious leaders opposed to cuts in human services and anti-union provisions of the proposed state budget were recently escorted from the State House by police after a five and a half hour prayer vigil at the office of Speaker of the House William O’Brien.
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.”
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