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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

From Watts to Ferguson: Police Brutality and the legacy of the Black Panther Party

Featuring former Black Panther Aaron Dixon

50 years ago, the predominantly black neighborhood of Watts, Los Angeles exploded with six days of riots after white police beat and arrested 21-year-old Marquette Frye. What followed was a decade of black urban rebellions across the United States against poor housing, underfunded schools, unemployment, racism and police brutality.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Join Our Middle East Study Group, Working for Justice
Sponsored by End the Occupation Coalition of Northern Illinois (ETO)
Meeting on the Third Friday Night of the Month. This time:
 
Free public documentary screening and discussion of
Israel’s Security and the treatment of Palestinian Youth

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 5:30am - Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action is part of an international program to promote the application of nonviolence to the inter-related issues of war, poverty, and climate disruption.  Actions taking place in New Hampshire include marches, vigils, lobby visits, films, NH Peace Action's "Art for Peace" event, and AFSC's annual dinner.  See the flyer for details of events taking place in Concord, Manchester, Keene, Portsmouth, Rochester, Durham, Dover, Merrimack, Mi

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Join AFSC’s Friends Relations team, Lucy Duncan and Madeline Schaefer, for a presentation and discussion on the new Meeting/Church Liaison program, a growing community of Quakers from around the country who are partnering with AFSC to build a powerful Spirit-led movement for social change.  

If you’ve been interested in becoming an AFSC liaison for your meeting/church, or are curious to learn more about how Quakers can partner with AFSC, please join us! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us for a talk by Dr. Joseph Gerson.

 

Dr. Joseph Gerson is the American Friends Service Committee’s Disarmament Coordinator. He has recently returned from the World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the NATO Counter Summit in Cardiff, Wales. He is currently coordinating U.S. and international NGO planning for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review.

 

This event is sponsored by Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

MARCH AND RALLY FOR NONVIOLENCE

September 24, 2014  3:00pm-6:00pm

Event address:
Meet near Old St. Pat’s, 700 W. Adams Chicago, IL 60602
Gathering across the street at Heritage Park, Adams & Des Plaines 3pm.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and the Global Studies major will present “Intra-Muslim Conflict: Sources and Solutions” presented by Pakistan Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 in the Krasa Presentation Room at Benedictine University. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

John Nichols will be the guest speaker at our annual dinner.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:30am

 Saturday October 4th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with

an award-winning breakfast in Stewart Hall. Followed by

a presentation in the Ministry Center at 9:15 a.m.

Our speaker is Dr. Paul Parker from Elmhurst College,

an expert on the diverse Christian community in the Holy

Land and how they are treated as second-class citizens.

Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door) and proceeds

go towards supporting peace through education.

Call the Church offi  ce to reserve your space.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 12:15pm - 7:00pm

The Palestine Education Network will show three documentary films about the realities of Palestinian life.  "Where Should the Birds Fly" is at 12:15 pm.  "Voices Across the Divide" is at 2:30 pm.  "Al-Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine" is at 5 pm.  Each film will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Tickets are $7 for each film or $15 for all three.

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