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RESCHEDULED: Seeking Shelter: A Story of Place, Faith, and Resistance

Block Island Historical Society 18 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI

Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan and theologian and civil rights lawyer William Stringfellow belonged to an old American tradition — faith-based activism. During the 1960s and afterward, the two friends were activist opponents of the war in Vietnam and campaigners for civil rights, social justice in the Christian tradition, nuclear disarmament, and the environment. The multi-media exhibition that tells this intriguing, moving, and timely story made its debut at the Island Free Library in July of 2017, and returns to the Island after a four-year tour to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Illinois.

RESCHEDULED: Environmental Threats to Conservation on Block Island

Block Island Maritime Institute New Harbor,

Presentation with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, PhD. Q&A to follow with remarks by Keith Lewis and Corrie Heinz. Public welcome. Location change: Block Island Maritime Institute in New Harbor near Dead Eye Dick’s.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair

The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild presents summer Art Fairs on the lawn of the Historical Society. Proceeds support local student scholarships. Author discussion and book signing by Benjamin Hruska on the porch, 12–2pm.

Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection

Block Island Historical Society 18 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI

Bill Wylie-Kellermann, a student, mentee, and friend of Daniel Berrigan and William Stringfellow, will share from his new book which intimately and personally tells the story of Daniel as priest, Island contemplative, prophet of nonviolence, prisoner of conscience, biblical commentator, and poet of renown.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair

The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild presents Art Fairs on the lawn of the Historical Society. Proceeds support local student scholarships. Labor Day Sales in the Shop.