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Film: "Al-Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine"
Date Wednesday April 09
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
SJSU Cultural Heritage Center, Room 525, 5th Floor
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
San José, CA 95112
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAkubundu
Phone408-219-0025
Ethnic History Film Series

Al-Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine

An African-American choir travels to the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories to perform in a play that brings Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights struggle to a Palestinian audience. Dr. Clay Carson, who runs the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford, went to Palestine for the performance of his play about Dr. King by the Palestinian National Theatre. The film brings a fresh perspective to the reality of Palestinian life under occupation and ends in a tragedy eerily reminiscent of Dr. King’s life.

Discussion will follow the documentary film screening

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the SJSU African American Studies Department, African American Faculty & Staff Association, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee, Africana Center Advisory Committee, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, House of Sankofaa, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, All Africa People’s Revolutionary Party, South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace, and Colectivo Justicia San José (formerly Justice for Trayvon Martin – SJ)
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