Ann Arbor, MI

April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
G632 Haven Hall / GalleryDAAS (G648 Haven Hall)
505 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On April 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. in G632 Haven Hall,  DAAS’  Community Engaged Learning Program is going to be holding a special 50th anniversary commemoration in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” In this powerful speech, which was given the year before he was assassinated,  Dr. King spoke of militarism, racism, sexism and materialism, describing the US as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.” 
DAAS is inviting you to join us as we watch clips of Dr. King’s speech, hear his voice and gather together to discuss how relevant his words are for us today. We are seeking people who would like to read aloud his words so that we may discuss passages from the speech and their meaning. This speech is a snapshot from the last year of his life and so we would like to take some time to reflect on the message he shared with the audience that night back in 1967.
If you would like to join us and share a passage, please let me know! We would like for this to be an evening where we break bread together (refreshments will be served), talk about MLK’s legacy and what we hope for our own legacies to be. He has joined the ancestors, but what do we plan to do with our lives on behalf of the beloved community? We want to hear from you!