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2011 Events

December 15, 2011 – Joyeux Noel

FREE ADMISSION

Joyeux Noel
6:30 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 2005 Academy Award nominee for best Foreign Film, Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas). Depicting the true-life story of the spontaneous 1914 Christmas Eve truce declared by the Scottish, German, and French troops in the trenches of WWI. How did this come to happen? And what were the consequences? Discussion after the film will explore these and other questions.

Free popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage.


October 22, 2011 – Community Day #3 at LFM

NPFH will be attending Community Day #3 at the Lansdowne Farmers Market.


October 27, 2011 – IRON JAWED ANGELS

FREE ADMISSION

IRON JAWED ANGELS
6:30 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 2004 film Iron Jawed Angels. The story of Alice Paul and her comrades who took the struggle for women’s suffrage to the limit! Scheduled 2 weeks before election day, just to get You inspired to vote. Post film discussion moderated by Wendy Chmieleski, PhD., Curator of Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Free popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage.


September 15, 2011 – 2011 PEACE AWARD

The Center for Peace and Justice Education
presents
THE ADELA DWYER-ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA
2011 PEACE AWARD
to
LEYMAH GBOWEE

Peace Activist
Ms. Gbowee organized Christian and Muslim women of Liberia to carry out peaceful protests which ultimately helped to bring about the end of the Liberian Civil War.

“Mighty Be Our Powers:
Women Making Peace in Africa”

Lecture and Presentation of Award
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
DRISCOLL AUDITORIUM ~ Room 132
7:30 PM

CO-SPONSORED BY THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES, ETHICS, AFRICANA STUDIES, INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE and GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES


September 29, 2011 – Saint of 9/11

FREE ADMISSION

Saint of 9/11
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Remember ~ 10th Anniversary

In an enduring photograph of September 11, a team of rescue workers carry a Franciscan priest’s body from the World Trade Center. The world came to know Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, in death as a symbol of courage and sacrifice.

  • Saint of 9/11 presents the turbulent, restless, spiritual and remarkable journey of Father Mychal Judge. Compassionate champion of the needy and forgotten, a beloved Fire Department Chaplain, Father Judge was a humble parish priest who wrestled with his own private demons while touching others in powerful and miraculous ways.
  • Saint of 9/11 portrays Mychal’s life as a spiritual adventure and an honest embrace of life, where alcoholism and sexuality were acknowledged.
  • Saint of 9/11 is the story of a life’s journey interrupted. Inspired by his life, the documentary embraces Mychal’s full humanity.

Discussion will follow the film.
Free popcorn served. Bring your own beverage.


August 25, 2011 – The Stoning of Soraya M.

FREE ADMISSION

The Stoning of Soraya M.
6:30 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of 2009 foreign film The Stoning of Soraya M. Based on a true account of a horrific crime committed against an innocent, by the powers that be. Our discussion will focus on the value of being a witness and the power of a witnessʼs voice, as much as the crime itself. This film is rated “R” and not suitable for children, due to violence.

Free popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage.


July 28, 2011 – 12 ANGRY MEN

FREE ADMISSION

12 ANGRY MEN
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 1957 classic courtroom drama, 12 ANGRY MEN. Have you ever served on a jury? Think it’s easy? What prejudices would you bring to the deliberations? Come see how Henry Fonda deals with these challenges in the trial of a young Spanish-American accused of murder. Discussion to follow film.


June 30, 2011 – El Norte

FREE ADMISSION

El Norte
6:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne NPFH for this free screening of the 1983 film El Norte (The North). Guatemalan brother and sister flee their native land for refuge in America. Shown in conjunction with Lansdowne Library’s summer program “One World, Many Stories”. Post film discussion will explore how the immigration situation has changed in the near three decades since the film was made.


June 15, 2011 – Press Release

LANSDOWNE TO BE OFFICIALLY RE-DESIGNATED AS No Place for Hate®

COMMUNITY RE-COMMITS TO SETTING A STANDARD OF RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY AND ANTI-BIAS EFFORTS

WHAT
In a special ceremony on June 15, 2011, community members from Lansdowne will celebrate their re-designation as No Place for Hate®, having completed another year of anti-bias and antibullying programs. Lisa Friedlander from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will attend the ceremony and present the town with its official designation plaque and street sign.

To earn this distinction, the Lansdowne community completed multiple projects throughout the year that challenged hate and celebrated diversity. Each year the No Place for Hate® committee participates in several community events to show public awareness of the No Place for Hate® program, including marching in the Lansdowne Fourth of July parade carrying a No Place for Hate® community banner and distributing No Place for Hate® literature, tabling at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market Community Days and encouraging residents to sign the No Place for Hate® Pledge, and marching with a No Place for Hate® banner in the Memorial Day Parade. Additionally, they held a No Place for Hate® film series showing films about diverse peoples and traditions followed by facilitated discussions, including “Storm Warning”, a film about a run in with the KKK; “The Times of Harvey Milk”, a documentary about San Francisco’s first elected gay councilor; “Skin”, a film based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era; “Amish Grace”, a film about the Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania Amish schoolhouse shooting; and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, about a group of women in Liberia who helped bring to power the country’s first female head of state. Finally, the committee updated the town’s No Place for Hate® website to show current events and photos.

This will be Lansdowne’s sixth No Place for Hate® designation.

WHERE AND WHEN
Wednesday, June 15, 20011 at 7:30 PM
Lansdowne Borough Hall
12 E. Baltimore Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050


May 15, 2011 – WALK Against Hate

The Phila. Anti-Defamation League is hosting its first Walk Against Hate. It is a 5K walk along MLK Drive (West River Drive) in Center City, from 2:00-5:00p.m. I am hoping that many of you will be able to attend. To that end, I have created a “team” on their website, under the name “Lansdowne Borough”. I suggest that you register online so that I can have some idea of how many will attend. I’m not even sure that you can register on the day of the walk. Car pooling is encouraged, as parking will be limited. There is a $10.00 fee for adults and $5.00 for children. This is a fundraising event to support ADL and NPFH, as well as a public statement against Hate. To register, click on the link above, then “Register”, then “Agree to Terms”, then “Join a Team”. Scroll down to find “Lansdowne Borough”, then continue with the prompts to fill out your personal info. We will be carrying our Lansdowne NPFH banner, and everyone will get a turn to carry it!


May 26, 2011 – Life Is Beautiful

FREE ADMISSION

Life Is Beautiful
6:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join us for No Place for Hate on Thursday, May 26 when the Lansdowne Public Library co-sponsors the viewing and discussion of the movie Life Is Beautiful at 6:00 pm.

Reviewer Sean Axmaker writes, “It is a moving and poignant tale of one father’s sacrifice to save not just his young son’s life but his innocence in the face of one of the most evil acts ever perpetrated by the human race. An international sensation and the most successful foreign language film in U.S. history, the picture also earned director-cowriter-star Benigni Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor. He plays the Jewish country boy Guido, a madcap romantic in Mussolini’s Italy who wins the heart of his sweetheart and raises a darling son in the shadow of fascism.”

Discussion will follow the film. Free popcorn served.


May 30, 2011 – Lansdowne’s Memorial Day Parade

The Parade will get started right after the 5K race around the borough. Set-up at 9:30 and begin 10:00 a.m. Meet at Lansdowne and LaCrosse Aves. I’m receiving a fresh shipment of NPFH promotional materials in time for us to hand them out to the folks watching the Parade. I would appreciate an RSVP so I can plan accordingly.


May Library cases exhibit

NPFH has traditionally been given the 3 Library cases in the vestibule of the Library for an exhibit during the month of May. Our new Library Director, Sandra Samuel Giannella, has agreed to continue this schedule. So make sure you check out the cases on your next trip to the Library. By the way, Sandra is the one responsible for the improvements to the Bany Room. Watching AMISTAD last month was the best film experience there yet! Sandra has also promised that the Library will truly co-sponsor NPFH events that are held there.


Interfaith Food Cupboard – Lansdowne Presbyterian Church

We raised a total of $650.00, including the $250.00 matching pledge. Thank you to all the contributors.


April 11, 2011 – AMISTAD

FREE ADMISSION

AMISTAD
6:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 1997 film AMISTAD. The film dramatizes the 1839 revolt of men bound for slavery, and the legal battle that ensued. Discussion to follow the film. Free popcorn served.


January 10, 2011 – AMISH GRACE

FREE ADMISSION

AMISH GRACE
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening. The film is a dramatization of the 2006 Nickel Mines tragedy in nearby Lancaster County. Post film discussion will be about Forgiveness.

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