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Rev. Lawson's Public Lecture Resources

Upcoming CDSC Events

Civil Discourse & Social Change Events

Welcome to Spring 2017!

CDSC is hosting an exciting range of events this Spring focusing on Mental Health, Hunger & Homelessness among CSUN students as well as current events.


Hunger and Homelessness Among CSUN Students

May 2, 2017 from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Northridge Center, USU


Please visit our "Teaching Commons" for readings and materials related to our events.

All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Reverend Lawson's Public Lecture Resources

Rev. Lawson giving a lecture
  • A Force More Powerful by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall
  • We have put one chapter from this book on online reserve through CSUN's Oviatt Library and encourage people to read it before Rev. Lawson's first lecture on September 13th. Here is the information on the reserve material:

    Author: Ackerman, P. & Duvall, J.
    Title: "The American South: Campaign for Civil Rights" - Ch. 8 from A Force More Powerful

    Click HERE for the reserve link.

    Login with your CSUN ID and password. The Course Password is: 6985

    • American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World by David Stannard
    • Hidden Wounds by Wendell Berry
    • Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
    • Martin Luther King’s April 4th 1967 speech: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
    • Audio and transcript: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm
    • Transcript: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/058.html
    • My Experience with Truth by Gandhi
    • Nonviolence in the Global Community by Richard Deats
    • Politics of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp
    • The Children by David Halberstam
    • Waging Nonviolent Struggle by Gene Sharp

Other CDSC Resources

1. Curriculur Resources on Nonviolence

2. CDSC - Working Bibliography