Oakland, CA: Public Participatory Readings of Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Public participatory readings at 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm
Federal Building, 585 14th Street, Oakland, CA
Link to the event photos: https://goo.gl/photos/9iBKfU7tx6Sy3v8C8
April 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”. In it, Dr. King confronted the deeply rooted racism, militarism and materialism in the U.S., describing our government as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Fifty years later his analysis and call to action is as relevant now as it was then.
Sponsored by the National Council of Elders and Western States Legal Foundation, and Co-sponsored by Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Nafsi Ya Jamii, Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF-Bay Area Chapter), Tri-Valley CAREs, Women for Genuine Security, West County Toxics Coalition, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, East Bay Branch and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, San Francisco Branch.