Event Details Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 PM New Hampshire Institute of Art, Fuller Hall 156 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 03104 The American Friends Service Committee’s new traveling exhibit, “All of Us or None,” examines the effects of militarism at both the foreign and domestic policy levels. It also highlights alternatives and positive nonviolent solutions. The opening, to be held October 20th at 5:30 pm, is the first of its kind for the New Hampshire Creative Club. Partnered with American Friends Service Committee and New Hampshire Peace Action, we are bringing the “All of Us or None” exhibition to New Hampshire. This event will start with general networking and a viewing of the artwork. Following the viewing, a discussion will be held nearby.
Join us for Concord’s premier performance of “METAMORPHOSIS TWO: The Corporation Strikes Back”, a Historical ~ Musical ~ Comedy written by Arnie Alpert of AFSC NH, which asks the question:
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND DISCOVERED YOU HAD BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A CORPORATION?
This play is a fabulously fun way to learn the history and impact of the Supreme Court’s “Citizen United” decision and corporate “personhood”.
Program starts promptly at 6:30 PM
Discussion & Refreshment to follow
FREE TO ALL
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Henniker Congregational Church and Parish Hall, Maple Street, Route 114, Henniker, NH
5:00 PM Potluck Dinner Bring your favorite international dish 7:00 PM Concert
An evening of music by world renowned recording artist Delfeayo Marsalis.
This event is held by Henniker Peace Community to benefit Uptown Music Theatre, New Orleans UMT presents a message of racial & cultural diversity, building a stronger community.
Donation: Adults $10 Students $5 Children under 5 are free.
For more information please contact Barbara C. French 428-3366
DOOR PRIZES GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY AREA MERCHANTS
NH Peace Action will have a table at the Laconia Multicultural Festival is a signature event in the Downtown which celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Laconia and the Lakes Region from it’s earliest days to recently arrived New Americans. The festival highlights the music, arts, crafts and cuisine in honor of this growing diversity. Authentic artists from cultures represented in our community perform in Rotary Park. In the last thirty years in particular, immigrants and political refugees/New Americans arrived from almost every country in the world. They are our friends and neighbors, adding richness to our community. http://laconiamulticulturalfestival.org/html/about.html
Complimentary Cocktails at 5 PM
Full and Flavorful Feast will be served at 6 PM
Come and support NH Peace Action while enjoying an evening of education, entertainment and mouth watering cuisine! Special Guest and Keynote speaker will be Robert Shetterly, Harvard graduate and author of “American’s Who Tell the Truth”. Robert has created a series of paintings depicting people who have powerfully spoken out about the truth, even against difficult odds. He has poignantly combined their images with their words. His work has sparked conversations with adults and children alike on the necessity of dissent withing a democratic system. Robert´s paintings and prints have gained popularity and now are in collections all over the U.S. and Europe. Read more about him at http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/.
Music will be provided by the popular Patrick Scanlon! Pat Scanlon is a Vietnam veteran and the coordinator (elected leader) of the Boston chapter of Veterans for Peace, also called the “Smedley Butler Brigade”, as well as a talented banjo player. He has written and performed such songs such as “War is Not the Answer, Never Was, Never Will” , “Extremists”, (This song is a comment on the police surveillance that has been done on peace activists in the Boston area who were using their First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceful assembly. For background see: http://aclum.org/…) and “Where is the Rage?”
Link to “War is Not the Answer, Never was, Never Will”
$40 for Members or if purchased in advance
$50 if purchased at the door
$10 for Students/ Low Income
SAVE THE DATE!
NH Peace Action Education Fund Fall Fundraiser will feature Artist Rob Shetterly of American’s Who Tell the Truth.
Robert´s paintings and prints are in collections all over the U.S. and Europe. A collection of his drawings & etchings, Speaking Fire at Stones, was published in 1993. He is well known for his series of 70 painted etchings based on William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell”, and for another series of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the Annunciation.
His painting has tended toward the narrative and the surreal, however, for more than ten years he has been painting the series of portraits Americans Who Tell the Truth. The exhibit has been traveling around the country since 2003. Venues have included everything from university museums and grade school libraries to sandwich shops, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, and the Superior Court in San Francisco. To date, the exhibits have visited 26 states. In 2005, Dutton published a book of the portraits by the same name. In 2006, the book won the top award of the International Reading Association for Intermediate non-fiction.
The portraits have given Shetterly an opportunity to speak with children and adults all over this country about the necessity of dissent in a democracy, the obligations of citizenship, sustainability, US history, and how democracy cannot function if politicians don’t tell the truth, if the media don’t report it, and if the people don’t demand it.
Shetterly has engaged in a wide variety of political and humanitarian work with many of the people whose portraits he has painted. In the spring of 2007, he traveled to Rwanda with Lily Yeh and Terry Tempest Williams to work in a village of survivors of the 1994 genocide there. Much of his current work focuses on honoring and working with the activists trying to bring an end to the terrible practice of Mountaintop Removal by coal companies in Appalachia, on climate change, and on the continuation of systemic racism in the US particularly in relation to the school-to-prison pipeline.
You can read more on his website: http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/
Cocktails at 5, sit-down dinner at 6. Details will be mailed soon.
Please join us on June 13th for our Annual Membership Meeting featuring Keynote speaker Michael McPhearson, Executive Director of Veterans for Peace and Co-Chair of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot! Coalition”. Michael will address how the epidemic of police violence against unarmed black men in the United States is a part of the struggle for Peace and Justice.
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