Chicago, IL

April 2, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicago Temple
77 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
Hassan El-Tayyab

Beyond Vietnam: Revisiting Dr. King’s Radical Revolution of Values

50 Years since Dr. King’s prophetic “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” speech at the Riverside Church in New York City, we remain challenged as a nation to eradicate the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.

That powerful event on April 4, 1967 marked the moment in which the movement for racial justice for Black Americans here at home was conjoined with the anti-war movement and the global movement for human rights.

Today, we cry: Wake up, America. There is no peace dividend in our state of endless warfare beyond Vietnam. We are in danger of moving backward on civil rights, the social safety net, and environmental stewardship. Indeed, our democracy itself is at stake.

Join us as we revisit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s important speech and the principles and lessons invoked, and build the “worldwide fellowship” that he envisioned and that we need now more than ever.

DATE: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
PLACE: Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington, Chicago, IL
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Sherri Bevel, co-founder of the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training in Chicago and the daughter of civil rights legends James Bevel and Diane Nash, will share reflections and a call to action. Other speakers TBA.
READING: Excerpts of speech to be read by a diversity of people of different ages and backgrounds
NETWORKING: We will include a room filled with tables of information from as many organizations as are willing to participate, along with their representatives. Peace & Justice Groups: Please contact CAPA to get a table, free!