ISO Event: More Than Just a Dream: The Radical Legacy of MLK


When:
January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-01-09T19:00:00+00:00
2018-01-09T21:00:00+00:00
Where:
Common Good Cafe (Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle
WA
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)

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American students learn that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in the power of Christian love to redeem a world filled with hatred. But far fewer know about his radical critique of American capitalism and war.

Particularly in the final years of his life, King was actually the target of both public derision and government surveillance, as he spoke out vehemently against the Vietnam war and poverty.

Join us for a discussion about King’s radical legacy and the lessons it holds for us today.

Suggested background reading:
* Martin Luther King’s last fight (http://www.isreview.org/issues/58/feat-MLK.shtml)
* When King broke the silence on Vietnam (https://socialistworker.org/2017/04/04/when-king-broke-the-silence-on-vietnam)
* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s (Audio) (https://wearemany.org/a/2014/06/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-civil-rights-movement-of-1960s)