Commemorating 75 Years of India's Independence
Revolutionary Love : Howard Thurman, The Civil Rights Movement, and The Moral Imperative for Our Times
This event brought out the various forces and ideas that shaped the Black struggle, and the importance of reinterpreting these ideas for our times. After an introduction on Thurman's lifework and the role of his ideas today, there were presentations on the Black church and its historical place in the Black struggle, Thurman's trip to India and what it meant and brought to America, and a documentary screening that connected Gandhi, Thurman King, and the Civil Rights Movement. There was a panel discussion with community organizers who brought out the importance of a purposeful pedagogy for enabling the youth with tools to make sense of their history and the present, the legacy of nonviolence in the Black struggle, the personal rejuvenation and commitment that sincere engagements with Thurman's ideas lead to, and the meaning of revolutionary love in community practice. Finally there were cultural performances of poetry and music from the revolutionary traditions of the Indian and Black struggles.
A video recording of the event can be found here.