Date(s) - 04/17/2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
15th Street Quaker Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place
15 Rutherford Place is located off 15th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, opposite Stuyvesant Park.
STAND BY ME
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.
§ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For event information, call (646) 554-4700