STAND BY ME: Changing the Dialogue with Acts of Conscience 

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Date(s) - 04/17/2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


15th Street Quaker Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place
New York
15 Rutherford Place is located off 15th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, opposite Stuyvesant Park.

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STAND BY ME: Changing the Dialogue with Acts of Conscience 


Changing the Dialogue with Acts of Conscience

  in Honor of Pete Seeger

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 



§ 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”



§ 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: For event information, call (646) 554-4700

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