Love & Solidarity

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7:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2023 PST
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Celebrate Black History Month with Meaningful Movies Tacoma! Join us for ‘Love & Solidarity’

The Event

Free screening and meaningful discussion with our local Tacoma filmmaker and historian, Michael Honey, and UW Tacoma psychologist and professor, Carolyn West.

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The Film

LOVE & SOLIDARITY is an exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. Lawson provided crucial 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 work in the 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Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber put Lawson’s discourse on nonviolent direct action on the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.

The Love and Solidarity project was made possible through the generous support of the Fetzer Institute and the project was carried out through the Center for the Study of Community and Society at the University of Washington Tacoma.

The Speakers

Michael Honey is an award-winning historian of Martin Luther King, Jr., and labor and civil rights movements, a founding faculty of the University of Washington Tacoma and emeritus fellow of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. He is working with the World House at Stanford University to promote the study and teaching of nonviolence through his film, Love and Solidarity, and his book with James Lawson, Revolutionary Nonviolence, Organizing for Freedom.

Carolyn West is a Psychology Professor at the University of Washington, and a writer, filmmaker and lecturer on preventing gendered and racial violence.


Special Guests: Michael Honey and Carolyn West

Sponsors: UW Tacoma  

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Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 38 minutes

Director: Michael Honey

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