Upcoming events

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

Wednesday April 16, 5:30-8:30pm (details about a meal TBA), at the AFSC office, 1671 Summit Avenue: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) invites all Friends from the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area who have a concern for racial justice to come to this gathering event. Have you been to the national White Privilege Conference, the statewide Overcoming Racism conference, or similar anti-racism events? Are you wondering how to get involved in racial equity and justice work?

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Date: April 19, 2014

Location: Friends Meeting at Cambridge

5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138

To Register Contact: JSherysr@afsc.org

phone: (617) 661-6130

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 6:00pm - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:15pm

The 2014 Chicago Palestine Film Festival is here! Opening Night is Saturday April 19th. 

We have a great film lineup this year. Kicking off opening night with the Oscar Nominated film Omar by Hany Abu-Assad. Click on link below for the complete list of films and schedule. 

http://palestinefilmfest.com/films-2/

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:00pm

The world’s longest running festival dedicated to bringing the stories of Palestine and the Palestinian People to Chicago through the art of film.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases. Tim entered the auction hall and registered as bidder #70. He outbid industry giants on land parcels starting at $2 an acre that were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:00pm - Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

March 22 talk by Lois Romanoff, AFSC committee person, at the meeting of Cleveland Move to Amend will air on Time Warner cable, every Monday evening at 10:00 pm for the next 5 weeks on Channel 197 in Cleveland.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

You’re cordially invited to meet and welcome Shannon Sullivan, Regional Director, AFSC Midwest Regional Office.

Shannon Sullivan began her service as AFSC Regional Director in December 2013. A passionate social justice activist, she was the founding Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, a statewide organization that works to ensure K-12 schools fully address issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Speakers will include:

Bassam Haddad: Editor, Jadaliyya online magazine; Director, Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University; Executive Director, Arab Studies Institute; Director, award-winning dcumentary film, "About Baghdad," and director of the critically acclaimed film series Arabs and Terrorism.

Rana B. Khoury: PhD student, Department of Political Science.

Moderator:

Bernardine Dohrn

Tickets: $25 regular/$15 student

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Author Greg Kot presents his new book in a special fund raising event,  

April 24 at Revolution Books

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Spring and gardens and food!

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