22 Dec

“A Force More Powerful” Film Showing

Friday, January 13th at 6:30 pm

Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine 96 Harlow Street, Suite 100; Bangor, ME 04401

Co-Sponsored by the Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition

Inspired by his studies in India of Ghandi’s work, as well as the Montgomery Alabame bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. James Lawson begins in 1960 to train black and white college students in nonviolent methods to desegregate city lunch counters in February 1960. First, they are ignored, but when they return again and again, they are beaten and jailed. The resulting outrage in the African American community leads to a boycott of downtown stores. The bombing of a prominent black lawyer’s house prompts the students to confront the mayor. After he is forced to admit that segregation is wrong, Nashville begins to desegregate.www.aforcemorepowerful.org



20 Dec

Sing for Peace, Sing for Justice!


We invite you to join our sing-a-long, every third Wednesday of the month, at the Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100 in Bangor, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

Instruments, voices and ears are all welcome. It is a “circle jam” format with everyone in turn playing or suggesting a song with a peace & justice focus, or passing on to the next person if they just want to listen.

18 Dec

January 2017 Newsletter – Available for Download

January 2017 Peace & Justice Center newsletter available for download HERE.