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Thinking for ourselves

By Shea Howell   Silence is not an option April 2, 2017   The Reverend Dr. William Barber II marked the beginning of activities reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s call for a radical revolution in values in “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.” On Sunday morning, April 2, Dr. Barber […]

Organize a Public Reading of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech in your Community

Organize a Public Reading of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech in your Community In the years following the September 11 terrorist attacks, peace and justice groups in Oakland, California have organized a number of successful public readings of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech in front of our Federal Building.  We have involved local elected officials, […]

PARTNER REPORT: Project South Feb 2017

We do not consent. We resist. We protect. We defend. We build.  Greetings – In this moment of confusion, crisis, and chaos within the power structures, Project South is proud to stand strong with movements that are growing to resist the attacks and build new systems. We are proud to stand with 6,000 people who […]

A SPIRITUAL MESSAGE FROM ELDER DORSEY BLAKE

‘Dr. Howard Thurman wrote: “The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of  men[people] often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making.”  In times such as the present when dominant, cruel, vile systems of oppression seem almost […]

TRAINING: Campaign Nonviolence

February 4, 2017 Nonviolent people power is on the rise and it has rarely been more important than now!  Despite the daily avalanche of disheartening news, hope remains. We’re seeing it in the people on the streets during the women’s marches,  in everyday citizens vigiling at the airports for immigrants and refugees, in courageous actions […]

The Inconvenient Hero and His Journey to the Promised Land

At 6:01 P.M. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., America’s most inconvenient hero, died on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Just the day before he had stood before an audience and declared that “ I may not get there with you, but I want you to know, that we […]