Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers’ Rights

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
7:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2015 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)


What can ordinary people do to change a world full of violence and hate? Is nonviolent revolution possible? “Love and Solidarity” addresses these questions through the life and teachings of African American Methodist minister Rev. James M. Lawson. Lawson provided strategic guidance while working with Martin Luther King, Jr., in southern freedom struggles and the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Moving to Los Angeles in 1974, Lawson continued his nonviolence organizing in multi-racial community and worker coalitions that have helped to remake the LA labor movement. Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber put Lawson’s discourse on nonviolent direct action on the front burner of today’s struggles against economic inequality, racism and violence, and for human rights, peace, and economic justice.

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 38 min

Director: Michael Honey

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  1. Diane
    #1 Diane 13 October, 2015, 14:05

    This is Tacoma’s FIRST Meaningful Movies documentary!! WE are very excited about getting started here. So please come and join us for these FREE public films at Center For Spiritual Living (CSL) on the 3rd Friday of the month at 7pm. There will be interesting discussion to follow.

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