Join us for a screening of the documentary film Love & Solidarity, 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Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber put Lawson’s discourse on nonviolent direct action on the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.
- Don Abram, M.Div, Harvard University, Founder of Pride in the Pews
- Melissa Bartholomew, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard Divinity School
This is part of the Anti-Racism Film Series we are co-sponsoring with Harvard Library, the Harvard Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.