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MLK Commemorative Lecture by Reverend James Lawson, Jr.

Tuesday Jan 25th, 2011 - Tuesday Jan 25th, 2011
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM - USU Northridge Center & West Valley Room

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The Campus Community is cordially invited to attend a Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative lecture by visiting scholar, Reverend James Lawson, Jr.  Tuesday, January 25 from 5:00 to 6:45 pm in the Northridge CenterYou are also invited to a reception following the lecture at 7:00 pm in the West Valley Room (adjacent to the Northridge Center). Please RSVP for the reception by Friday, January 21.   Please see the attached flier for details.     The lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets will not be issued; seating at the event will be first-come, first-served. Faculty members may reserve seats for their classes. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Shanell Tyus, Manager of USU Events at shanell.tyus@csun.edu or 818-677-4171.

*****A prominent Civil Rights Movement leader, Reverend Lawson organized workshops on Gandhian methods of nonviolent direct action, helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Meredith March in 1966, and played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world." Pastor at Holman Methodist Church for 30 years, and now retired, Lawson continues as a strong voice and important strategist for social justice movements across the country.


Contact:

Name: Shanell Tyus
Phone: (818) 677-4171
Email: shanell.tyus@csun.edu

Sponsor:

Professors Marta Lopez-Garza & Kathryn Sorrells

Cost:

Free


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