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Chicago Coordinated Nonviolence Training

A growing number of groups in Chicago are working together to coordinate a series of events and trainings about the power of nonviolence to effect social change  We're hoping these resources will help people all over the world prepare for the NATO Summit being held in Chicago, May 20-21, 2012.

Theory and Practice of Nonviolence: A Hands-On Workshop

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Description: Prepare for May in Chicago and the coming of NATO! Workshop on Practical Nonviolence with John Volkening and Mary Dean of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Conference - Building a Culture of Peace

Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 9:30am - 9:00pm

Join activists from around the state and around the world for the 4th Annual New Hampshire Culture of Peace Conference.

Prepared Remarks of Woullard Lett, MLK Day 2012, Manchester NH

Woullard Lett's prepared comments for the MLK Day Community Celebration, at which he received the annual Martin Luther King Award.

FILM- "Brother Outsider: the life of Bayard Rustin"

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"Brother Outsider" tells the story of Bayard Rustin, disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., architect of the 1963 March on Washington, and a man who lived an openly gay life during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.   The film is shown as part of the Culture of Peace Film Series, brought to you by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, AFSC, NH Peace Action, the Concord UU Church, Temple Beth Jacob, and the NH UCC Peace with Justice Advocates.  Join us for the film and discussion.  Admission is free.  

Nonviolence Training in Des Moines

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 4:00pm

Please invite other interested persons.

RSVP: 515-274-4851, ext: 22 or kmcquillen@afsc.org

Arnie Alpert Speech on Nuclear Power and Weapons, and on Nonviolent Action

More than thirty people of diverse ages rallied outside the Seabrook nuclear power plant today to commemorate a historic demonstration 35 years ago and to support efforts to block the plant owners’ bid for a 20-year license extension.  One of them was AFSC-NH Program Coordinator, Arnie Alpert, whose activist career began at Seabrook. 

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.

Religious Activists Escorted from State House after Budget Vigil

Seven religious leaders opposed to cuts in human services and anti-union provisions of the proposed state budget were recently escorted from the State House by police after a five and a half hour prayer vigil at the office of Speaker of the House William O’Brien.

Click here for the Concord Monitor's coverage.

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