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Love and Solidarity (Film Screening)
January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on Martin Luther King day for a screening of the recent documentary, “Love and Solidarity” (2014), an exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. Lawson provided crucial strategic guidance while working with Martin Luther King, Jr., in southern freedom struggles and the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Moving to Los Angeles in 1974, Lawson continued his nonviolence organizing in multi-racial community and worker coalitions that have helped to remake the LA labor movement.
Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber put Lawson’s discourse on nonviolent direct action on the front burner of today’s struggles against economic inequality, racism and violence, and for human rights, peace, and economic justice.
“Love and Solidarity” is January’s “Labor Movie Night,” co-sponsored with AFSCME Local 3800.
- East Side Freedom Library