BELFAST — The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County will hold its annual Spring celebration and potluck, 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.
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's a poet/illustrator of more than 50 children's books, 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.