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.
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.”
"We Were Warriors," describes the nonviolence training, discipline, and dedication of college students in the Nashville TN who organized lunch counter sit-ins to protest racial segregation. It is the first film from"A Force More Powerful," a series of documentaries about the use of active nonviolence to resist oppression and bring about democratic change. The film showing is part of the monthly series on Building a Culture of Peace, sponsored by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service with support from AFSC, NH Peace Action, and the NH UCC Peace with Justice Advocates.
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 7:30pm - Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:30pm
Annual conference, youth retreat, and march/rally on Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence. Jo Comerford of the National Priorities Project will give the keynote talk Friday evening, at 7:30 pm. An overnight for high school students will take place Friday night. The conference, with workshops on topics such as Afghanistan, immigration, activist skills, nonviolence, Israel/Palestine, death penalty, and more will take place from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event conclu
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.
"Bullied" is the story of Jamie Nabozy. His ordeal began in 6th grade and only got worse in high school. Years of unrelenting bullying took its toll. But Jamie decided to take a stand against the bullying he endured and the bullying that he knew other students endured. He went to court and fought for the right to be safe at school. A film from the "Teaching Tolerance" series.
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.
Mighty Times: The Children's March tells the story of the courageous children of Birmingham, Alabama, who in 1963 challenged segregation in their city despite police dogs, fire hoses, and threats of arrest.
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