Wednesday, April 4, 7pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
1433 Madison St, Oakland, California 94612
What does it mean to live in a democracy where guns are more important than ending poverty? On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made a powerful argument that the mass movement for racial and economic justice needed to break its silence on the US wars raging abroad. King’s words echoed those of other radicals who argued that understanding the relationship between war, imperialism, and exploitation abroad and violence, racism, and impoverishment at home would imbue people’s struggles with stronger connections and broader horizons, toward deeper social and economic transformations. Our own times call for a re-invigoration of such connections and commitments.
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, join CPE for a conversation with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, on resisting war and building freedom.