Martin Luther King Jr

Dayton celebrates, continues Dr. King's legacy

A January forum at a community college in Dayton celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of peace  while featuring a current initiative to promote community and economic justice for all.

Migwe Kimemia, who directs AFSC's Economic Justice Program in Dayton, was one of four panelists who spoke about the Welcome Dayton Plan.

"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" FILM SCREENING

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:30am - 4:00pm

American Friends Service Committee, Indiana Youth Group and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will host a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (83 min.): This powerful documentary chronicles the life of the Quaker, openly-gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. A discussion following the film will be moderated by members of the Quaker community.

Redeem the Dream in 2013

Comments by Ira Harritt, AFSC KC Program Coordinator, at the Freedom Fountain Rally, Kansas City, August 28, 2013

Three generations consider impact of March on Washington anniversary

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix 

This was the message the Cohen family—grandmother MaChere; two daughters, Claire and Henrietta; and four grandchildren, Myiya, Wesley, Norma, and Winston—took on a sign to Washington. 

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:00am

5oth Anniversary of the March on Washington

National Action to Realize the Dream

It's time to tackle the issues that plague our nation and the world today.

Join Martin Luther King, III and Rev. Al Sharpton as we galvanize the American people to take action and realize the dream.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rally at the Lincoln Memorial begins at 8am, followed by a march to the King memorial.

Kansas Citians Occupy the Dream

By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator

Thanks to all Kansas Citians who participated in the Occupy the Dream: Dr. King on Economic Justice and the Occupy Wall Street Movement forum on January 16. The event was powerful and engaged over 200 area residents in consideration of King’s call for economic justice, the civil rights movement and the Occupy movement. 

Building the Beloved Community

On December 11, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King said "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.  Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love." 

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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