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Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence
April 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence”
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 5:00PM Speech Screening (optional),
6:00PM Guided Discussion & Action
Location: Southside Community Center (305 S. Plain St.)
April 4th marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his seminal anti-war sermon, “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence”. In light of the ongoing conflicts and political realities, we would like to invite the Ithaca community to a reflect upon the direct links between Dr. King’s words in 1967 and the current needs for transformation in 2017. The event will offer a viewing of the speech at 5pm (optional), a moment of silence at 6pm to mark the time of Dr. King’s assassination, brief statements from community members/local activists, and guided action-oriented discussions utilizing select passages of the speech. Guided by BeyondTheMoment.org, future events at Southside will also include a Teach-In Saturday, April 15th and leading a Majority March on Monday, May 1st.
Vegetarian pasta and salad will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring a dessert to pass.
This is the first in a series of events that Southside Community Center is hosting as part of the national Beyond the Moment campaign.
Welcome to the newest iteration of Black Lives Matter. On Thursday, the Majority, a coalition that includes more than 50 organizations and groups, including the movement’s founding organization, the Black Lives Matter Network, announced its first national campaign: Beyond the Moment. From April 4 to International Workers’ Day on May 1, participating organizations will hold a series of actions across the country aimed at raising awareness around issues including white supremacy, economic justice, reproductive justice, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, indigenous rights, and attacks on Muslim communities. It appears to be one of the largest national campaigns to come out of Black Lives Matter, and it’s one that focuses on bringing together activists, organizers, and groups with different missions—from the Fight for $15 to indigenous land rights.