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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Dinner

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Get ready for a treat. The individual priced tickets are $50.00 each; order early, there is limited space! Contact Dr. Mary L. Chapman at:

Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 2:00pm

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.

RESCHEDULED--4th Annual King Peace Program

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

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.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activis

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual King Peace Program

Strength to Love: Today and Tomorrow

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Putting Dr. King's Message into Action in 2011

Join us for this inspiring forum including a panel of youth and adult speakers and video of Dr. King. Learn how you can take action in response to his call for a more just and peaceful world.

New Hampshire Peace Program Background: Peace, Disarmament, and Human Rights

From nuclear nonproliferation to death penalty abolition, AFSC-NH is working to make the world a more peaceful, just and humane place.  Scroll down to learn more about our active campaigns.

To be added to the AFSC-NH Peace Mobilization email list, please send a note to Arnie Alpert,

We work closely with NH Peace Action to end war, reduce military spending, and abolish nuclear weapons. 

Death Penalty Abolition

AFSC in History: Martin Luther King, Jr.

When Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, it was greeted with much satisfaction by those associated with the American Friends Service Committee. For one thing, the AFSC had nominated him for the prize, a privilege of all former recipients. For another thing, AFSC had many connections with the great man in the fifties and sixties, and its social action during that time was interwoven with the Civil Rights Movement.

Freedom Quilt Mural

The Freedom Quilt Mural was designed and completed July 1988 on the AFSC Atlanta office building by artist David Fichter with the help of many volunteers. The men and women depicted committed their lives to the non-violent struggle for justice and peace.

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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