A new film on the life and work of James Lawson will be shown at 4:00 p.m. on Sun., Jun. 14, 2015, at the Friends Meeting House in Tacoma. -- Adam Nolan, who was the research and project director for the film, will be on hand to present and discuss the film. -- All are welcome. -- There will be a potluck following the film, at 5:30 p.m. -- See below for details. ...
WHAT: "Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights," a new 38-minute film by Michael Honey and Errol Webber
WHO: Adam Nolan, the research and project director for the film
WHERE: Friends Meeting House, 2508 S. 39th St., Tacoma, WA.
WHEN: Sunday, June 14, 2015 -- 4:00 p.m.
WHAT CAN ORDINARY PEOPLE DO TO CHANGE A WORLD FULL OF VIOLENCE AND HATE? IS NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION POSSIBLE?
"Love and Solidarity" addresses these and other questions through the life and teachings of African American Methodist minister Rev. James M. Lawson (born 1928).
Lawson provided 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 nonviolence organizing in multi-racial community and worker coalitions that helped to remake the L.A. labor movement.
Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber bring out Lawson's views on economic inequality, racism and violence, human rights, peace, and economic justice.