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Video of Bernard Lafayette’s speech at Riverside Church for the World March

Video by Isabelle Bourgeois Bernard LaFayette, Jr. has been a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and is an authority on the strategy on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. LaFayette, beaten and arrested 27 times during the civil rights movement, has spent his life working toward…

GREAT NEWS!!!

We just received word that Bernard Lafayette will be joining us on the march and will be speaking at Riverside Church tomorrow night. Dr. Lafayette was a colleagues of Martin Luther King’s in the American Civil Rights Movement and one of the organizers of the Freedom Rides and the historic Selma-Montgomery March. He is a…

1 PM: Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Gather at Borough Hall in Brooklyn. Together, we’ll march over the bridge to City Hall and bring the universal call for peace and nonviolence to New York City. The marchers will have covered 40 countries and 5 continents in 60 days to be with us. Let’s show them what New Yorkers can do! Participating: Organizations…

7 PM: Celebration at Riverside Church

Celebrate the official welcome of the international team of marchers with “Beyond Violence,” a multimedia program of inspirational talks and performances. Join us for an evening highlighting the marchers’ journey and achievements, including meetings with world leaders and their designation as emissaries of the groundbreaking “Charter for a World Without Violence” at the November ‘09…