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AFSC sponsored events celebrating the March on Washington

AFSC sponsored events celebrating the March on Washington

Akron, OH

Brother Outsider Film Showing

Sponsor(s): American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) 

When: Tuesday, August 21, 6:30-9:00pm.

Where: Akron Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio.

More info: Greg Coleridge,  GColeridge, at 330-928-2301

Washington, DC

Meeting for Worship to Celebrate Bayard Rustin, and showing of Brother Outsider

Meeting for worship to celebrate the role of Friend Bayard Rustin in organizing the March on Washington 50 years ago. AFSC staffer Stephen McNeil will make a brief statement on the role of Rustin as organizer and as a Quaker. The panel discussion may include people who knew Bayard Rustin. 

Sponsor(s): AFSC and the Friends Meeting of Washington Peace & Social Concerns. 

When: Sunday, August 25th

  • 2:00-3:00pm. Meeting for worship.
  • 3:30pm. Brother Outsider and panel discussion afterwards with the audience.

Where: Friends Meeting of Washington; 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC  20008-1912, above Dupont Circle.

More info: Stephen McNeil,, at 415-350-9305


Concord, NH

Let Freedom Ring

At 3 pm on August 28, 50 years to the minute after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, participants will ring bells -- including the Liberty Bell replica -- on the State House Lawn.  Then, a multi-racial and multi-generational group of volunteers will read the “I Have a Dream” speech, concluding with a group reading of the final passages which begin with the words, “Let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.”  Governor Maggie Hassan has been invited to participate; her scheduler says this event is definitely “on her radar,” but has not confirmed. 

Sponsor(s): AFSC in partnership with New American Africans and the “Love Your Neighbor” project. 

When: Wednesday, August 28th,  3:00-4:00pm

Where: State House Lawn, Concord, NH

More info: Arnie Alpert, and Maggie Fogarty,, both at 603-224-2407


Greensboro, NC

Peace is Now & Everyday! (A 63-minute non-violent campaign)

On August 28th, 1963, Dr. King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech in about 63 minutes from beginning to completion. We will peacefully gather in solidarity, stand with marked signs in silence for 63 minutes. The signs will have printed words of: Economic Justice, Citizenship, Racial Equality, Immigration Reform, Family Reunification, Civil & Human Rights, Peace & Healing, Labor Rights, etc.  After the 63-minute action, the group will gather at a location on Guilford’s campus to debrief and share reflective talks.  We’ll discuss their participation and its impact on their life – today.  Capture quotes from participants to create a mini digital story or Instagram posts.

Sponsor(s): AFSC Office of the Carolinas, in partnership with local volunteers, high school/college students, teachers, professors, interns, owners and other neighboring universities and colleges. 

When: Wednesday, August 28th, 3:00-4:00pm

Where: Guilford College (outside on campus ground - 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC, 27410

More info: Toni Etheridge: 336-854-0633,