Revolutionary Nonviolence: James Lawson and the Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice

One of America's best-kept secrets is the power of organizing at the grassroots and national levels, based on the unifying methods and morality of nonviolence organizing. We can learn from a long history and immediate effects of nonviolence organizing that has changed the U.S. from the bottom up, and can do so again.

Lecture Description

This presentation combines Honey’s film, “Love and Solidarity” (38 minutes), with his co-writing with Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. and Kent Wong, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom (2022). This lecture-discussion highlights how nonviolence philosophy and tactics can be used to promote labor, freedom and social movement organizing in the age of Black Lives Matter.

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Civil Rights Social Movements

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