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PAUL GEORGE SPEAKING ON MARTIN LUTHER KING

Date:
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
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Location Details:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City
2124 Brewster

Saturday, February 26

PAUL GEORGE SPEAKING ON MARTIN LUTHER KING - Redwood City

7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City
2124 Brewster

In the mid-1960's, Martin Luther King was routinely questioned and criticized for
going "beyond" his civil rights agenda by speaking out against the Vietnam War. He
answered his critics in what became one of his most famous and most powerful
speeches: "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," delivered to a meeting of
Clergy and Laity Concerned, at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967.

In this talk, Paul George will examine the importance of Dr. King's groundbreaking
speech, provide a brief history of the Vietnam antiwar movement and the lessons that
we need to learn from that history for our current situation, as our country finds
itself yet again bogged down in an illegal, immoral and unwinnable war in a foreign
land. As Dr. King said in his speech, "The great initiative in this war is ours. The
initiative to stop it must be ours."

George has been a grassroots peace activist and organizer for over 35 years. He has
been the director of the Peninsula's leading activist organization, Peninsula Peace
and Justice Center, for well over a decade. He has been a nationally recognized
leader of the antiwar movement dating to the time of the first Gulf war, continuing
through the period of deadly sanctions against Iraq, up to the present time. He
lectures frequently at colleges, churches and community groups, and has made
numerous television and radio appearances speaking out against US wars of
intervention.

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of UU Redwood City as part of Redwood
City's 2-month long celebration of the life of Martin Luther King.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 11:00PM
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