Activist SD Meeting: Today's Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement ! Come MON , Feb 16, @7pm

 
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02/16/2015 - 7:00pm
02/16/2015 - 9:00pm
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Activist SD Meeting: Today's Lessons from Yesterday's Civil Rights Movement!

PANEL DISCUSSION:

>> Prof. Jerry Toolsie - Passing on the lessons of the Civil Rts Movt
>> Nadar Salahudin - Movies and film clips of the Civil Rts Movt.
>> United Taxi Workers Union - Civil Rights, Workers Rights and Immigrant Communities

JOYCE BEERS COMMUNITY CENTER, 1.5 Blocks North of Univ. Ave on Vermont street between Paneras Breads and the Middle Eastern Restaraunt.

Join us in learning from the long and continuing journey of the evolving civil rights and social change movements. Progressive pressure from grassroots movements make change, and create leaders to steer the movements for freedom, democracy and self-determination.

PANEL DISCUSSION:

>> Prof. Jerry Toolsie - Passing on the lessons of the Civil Rts Movt
>> Nadar Salahudin - Movies and film clips of the Civil Rts Movt.
>> United Taxi Workers Union - Civil Rights, Workers Rights and Immigrant Communities
>> More TBA

Civil Rights Movement, everyday people making change happen--a movement for equality for everyone.

In Ella Baker’s words: “…Remember, we are not fighting for the freedom of the Negro alone, but for the freedom of the human spirit, a larger freedom that encompasses all mankind.”

Frederick Douglass urged that we make our government consistent with itself. And in spite of the struggles and advances in equality we see we must continually pay attention and be vigilant as forces try to undermine gains.

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Nonviolent direct action will continue to be a significant source of power until it is made irrelevant by the presence of justice."

Rebellion, Resistance, Non-violent protests and civil rights movements for social change:

Milestones: 1777 Vermont first state to abolish slavery, through the 19th and 20th t centuries with Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway, the Civil War, 1917 Silent Parade by African Americans protesting lynchings and other violence, W. E. B. DuBois as theorist, socialist, peace advocate, 1952 Ellison’s novel Invisible Man, 1955 Rosa Parks on a Montgomery bus with Martin Luther King, Jr. leading a year boycott of Montgomery buses, 1957 The Southern Christian Leadership Conference a major force in organizing nonviolence and civil disobedience civil rights with a “high plane of dignity and discipline", 1958 youth marches for integrated schools, the Black Panther Party's revolutionary movement in the struggle for social justice, the 1963 MLK Jr. 250,000 civil rights demonstrators march on Washington D.C., 1964 Civil Rights Act against discrimination in public places to movements that more minorities be represented, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, to today’s movement for civil rights and change including “Rap,” a voice of the disenfranchised and movement calling for social justice. Inspiring national leaders building on the shoulders of earlier movements and groundwork and uniting people against the police killings of Michael Brown and others.