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Michael K. Honey with La TaSha Levy

University Lutheran Church North of Seattle
Wed May 9, 7:30 pm


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"Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world’s most eloquent voices for human rights and justice—Martin Luther King Jr. Humanities professor Michael K. Honey convenes us for a modern application of King’s advocacy for racial harmony with insight from his book To the Promised Land. He’s joined in conversation with La TaSha Levy, who teaches American Ethics Studies and courses on African American history at the University of Washington-Seattle. Honey and Levy explore King’s profound commitment to the poor and working class, and his call for nonviolent resistance to all forms of oppression―including the economic injustice that “takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.” They outline the progressive stages of King’s agenda—his fight for the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and his organizing efforts of the poor in their demonstrations for union rights. They relate the paths of King’s activism to the movements of the modern day, examining how such progressive campaigns (of then and now) accelerate towards a 'moral revolution' to replace the self-seeking individualism of the rich with an overriding concern for the common good. 'Either we go up together or we go down together,' King cautioned, a message just as urgent in America today as then. Honey and Levy challenge us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King’s legacy and move toward his vision of 'the Promised Land' in our own time." (Promo Copy)

University Lutheran Church

1604 NE 50th St, Seattle, Washington 98105

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  • Wed May 9, 7:30 pm