Peace and Justice group hosts potluck, film

Jun 05, 2019

BELFAST — The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County holds its annual spring celebration and potluck on Wednesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m., to celebrate spring and diversity. All are invited to bring ethnic foods to share. The potluck will be followed at 6 p.m. by the inspirational film, “I Know A Man… Ashley Bryan,” at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Ashley Bryan is a 94-year-old creative wonder who skips in his heart like a child. He served in a World War II all-Black battalion where he experienced the racism of a separatist army and the carnage of D-Day. As a result he dedicated his life to creating beauty and joy, spreading love and awe through his art. He is a poet and illustrator of more than 50 children's books, and makes magical puppets and sea glass windows inspired by his African heritage. Bryan lives on the remote Cranberry Islands of Maine and has used his art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate on the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. Come celebrate diversity and a man who is an inspiration to people of all ages. For more information, visit peaceandjusticewaldocounty.wordpress.com.

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