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Rev. Lawson's Public Lecture Resources

Upcoming CDSC Events

Civil Discourse & Social Change Events

Spring 2016: Survive & Thrive!

CDSC is hosting a range of events this Spring centered around the spirit of “surviving & thriving” in the midst of challenge
& adversity. We invite you to explore these meditations on peace, social justice, communal activism and visions of a bold
new world.

Wednesday, April 27th

2:00-2:30 p.m.

War Without End and the Disobeying Signs of the Central American Diaspora


Wednesday, May 4th

Student Art Exhibit and Recetpion.

JR 153. 2:30-3:30 p.m.



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

Click here for a full line up of Spring 2016 Events

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