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Reverend James Lawson Lecture

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:40 pm
by rutha
Philosophy Department / Peace and Conflict Studies Program
invites you to a lecture by Reverend James Lawson "Nonviolence Then and Now"

February 23, 5:30-7:30 PM
North Gym 118

Reception at 5:30pm/Lecture at 6:00pm.
Book signing will follow the lecture.

Reverend James Morris Lawson (1928−) is widely regarded as the pioneer of nonviolent tactics in the American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. described him as “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.” In the 1950s, Dr. Lawson led sit-in workshops. He lives in Los Angeles where he continues to teach and advocate nonviolent social change. His latest book is Nonviolence and Social Movements–the Teachings of Reverend James M. Lawson Jr.

Co-Sponsors: The Womack Fund, The Henry Madden Library, Ethics Center, the College of Arts and Humanities, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Africana Studies, Philosophy Department, the President’s Commission for Human Relations and Equity, Center for Cross Cultural and Gender Studies, Gandhi Memorial Education Fund
Contact: Veena Howard: vehoward@csufresno.edu (coordinator) or Andy Fila afiala@csufresno.edu (Chair, Department of Philosophy) Phone: 559-278-2621
Free and Open to the Public; Parking Code: 269716