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Civil Rights Trivia Night Spotlights Need for Protections

How would you score in a civil rights trivia game covering topics such as immigration, domestic surveillance and racial profiling by police departments?   Nearly 30 people, many of them area college students, found out at an AFSC-sponsored trivia night at the Yellow Sofa Café in Northampton, MA on August 3.   

Civil Rights in Iowa with Professor Paul Finkelman

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 11:45am

Presenter: Professor Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School, Albany, NY.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law & Public Policy;

Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center

"Phil Ochs" Documentary and Discussion

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Following a screening of the new documentary about the life and music of Phil Ochs, Maggie Fogarty of the AFSC will lead a discussion with Jim Kates.  Jim was a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964 and later was active in the movement against the US war in Vietnam.  He is a poet, literary translator, and publisher of the re-issued "Letters from Mississippi."  Check the Red River website to confirm time and ticket prices. 

Film on MLK and Memphis, "At the River I Stand"

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

4th Annual King Peace Program an Inspiring Success

The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Paula Larke at 4th Annual King Peace Program

Paula Larke

Paula Larke leads the audience in singing "Lift Every voice and Sing" at the 4th Annual King Peace Program

Film - "Mighty Times: The Children's March"

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Mighty Times: The Children's March tells the story of the courageous children of Birmingham, Alabama, who in 1963 challenged segregation in their city despite police dogs, fire hoses, and threats of arrest.   

Film about Bernice Reagon Johnson, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

founder of the Freedom Singers and Sweet Honey & The Rock

Peace with Justice Monthly Film Series
Free    Everyone Welcome!

Concord NH Monitor: Martin Luther King associate to speak at AFSC dinner

VINCENT HARDING, a friend, associate and sometime speech-writer for Martin Luther King Jr., will be the guest at a dinner Friday in Concord to benefit the American Friends Service Committee.

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