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Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration will once again take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Community Center, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester NH.  Richard Haynes will be the guest speaker.  This year's MLK Award will go to the NH Sisters of Mercy, and the Vanesaa  Washington Johnson Bloemen Award will be presented to Selina Taylor.  The 3 pm program is preceded by a potluck meal and social hour from 2 to 3 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Donations accepted. 

28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of Western Massachusetts is having it’s 28th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, January 16, 2012! Our theme is Non-violent Youth Organizing, to tie together events from MLK’s life to present day actions like the Occupy movement.

This year’s event will begin at 9:00am at the Sojourner Truth statue (intersection of Pine and Park Streets) in Florence with Steve Strimer who will lead a walk of the homes of Sojourner Truth, Basil Dorsey, and David Ruggles.

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.

MLK RI Unity Day

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

MLK

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers.  Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.

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MLK

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers.  Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.

Let Freedom Ring - Reflections on MLK's Dream, with Arnie Alpert

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr. - Reflections of a Dream

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.” 

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

MLK Day of Action

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 2:00pm

AFSC-NH Program Coordinator Arnie Alpert will give a talk about the New Hampshire campaign for a state holiday named for Martin Luther King, Jr. and why it matters.  The 2nd annual "Let freedom ring for the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire" event is sponsored by the SNHU Office of Diversity. 

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