NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The American Friends Service Committee of Western Massachusetts held a rally Monday afternoon at the Edwards Church in Northampton to remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to remind people about how his message is relevant today.
Join us for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Marade!
The American Friends Service Committee & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights will participate in the MLK Marade at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2011! We'll meet at City Park (by Ghandi near the MLK statue) and walk to Civic Center Park together. We'll have some stickers and signs to share. Dress WARM!
Join the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library for our annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Marcus McIntosh from KCCI-TV8 will be the special guest speaker and will introduce the three winners of the annual essay contest who will read from their work.
A reception, hosted by the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library, will be held following the program.
*Since the library is not open to the public, the meeting room door will be opened at 1:30 PM to allow entrance.
Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program
The AFSC Southern Regional Office will host its annual Peace Day Program at the King Center highlighting the historical connection between the AFSC and Dr. King’s work in the Civil Rights movement and beyond.
The program will include a social justice marketplace, a keynote speaker and cultural performances that engage the next generation of peacemakers with Dr. King’s message. This year’s speaker, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, shares a unique connection with both the AFSC and the King Center, as a former staff of the AFSC and a member of Dr. King’s inner circle.
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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