STAND BY ME Changing the Dialogue with Acts of Conscience

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
15 Rutherford Place NY, NY 10003
Contact: 

Robert Baldridge (646) 554-4700 quakerstory@yahoo.com

STAND BY ME
Changing the Dialogue with Acts of Conscience 
in Honor of Pete Seeger

A lively multi-media event honoring acts of conscience past and present through the common language of the arts: music, poetry, and the spoken word.

Thursday, APRIL 17, 2014 6:30-9:30pm @ Quaker Meeting Room, Rutherford Place/16th Street, NYC

Stand By Me is a free public event focused on listening, learning, open dialogue and friendship co-sponsored by Amnesty International, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and the Quaker community.  A lively multi-media event honoring acts of conscience past and present through the common language of the arts: music, poetry, and the spoken word. This outpouring of creativity will be followed by a moderated panel discussion on increasing peace and justice and changing the conversation from war to peace and a Q&A.

Featuring the music of Stephan Said, Said, co-founder of difrent: music=action, has been called “This generation’s Woody Guthrie” by Billboard Magazine, and Roy Eaton, who has been called a “Classical Pianist with Spiritual Dimension” and winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award.

Visual Artists
§ Rossa Cole
§ Cannon Hersey 

Performers
§ Roy Eaton § Jackson Lynch, bluegrass musician
§ Lauren Melodia, community organizer, soapbox theater, § Milk Not Jails
§ Stephan Said, musician, co-founder and director of difrent: music=action 
§ Sam Wilson, performing Bread and Puppet’s “The Foot”

Panelists
§ Amy Gottlieb, Director of AFSC Immigrant Rights program 
§ Walter Naegel, surviving partner of Bayard Rustin
§ Felicia Young, Executive Director of Earth Celebrations
Moderator
§ Robert Baldridge, 15th Street MM of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
RSVP: quakerstory@yahoo.com. For event information, call (646) 554-4700

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