[act-ma] 2/19 4 pm Labor, Racism, and Justice in the 21st Century with Reverend James Lawson (Thurs)

John Trumpbour jtrumpbo at law.harvard.edu
Tue Feb 17 19:49:52 PST 2015

Jerry Wurf Memorial Lecture
"Labor, Racism & Justice in the 21st Century"
Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.
Pastor Emeritus, Holman United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015   4:00 pm
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Reverend James Lawson played a crucial role in the U.S. civil rights movement and in waging labor struggles including during the Memphis sanitation strike in which Martin Luther King was assassinated.  MLK called Lawson "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world."  Lawson comes to Harvard to deliver the 2015 Jerry Wurf Memorial Lecture in honor of the foremost public employee labor organizer in the postwar United States.

Free and open to the public.  Contact:  john_trumpbour at harvard.edu


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