Friday, January 17, 2014

Asian Culture Center’s Over a Cup of Tea presents: Saints or Revolutionaries?: The Parallel Visions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Time: 5-6 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

With special guests Professor Lichtenstein, Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Professor Grim, Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

Description:  Professor Lichtenstein will discuss the myths that have developed around these two great leaders, and suggest how these myths disguise some of the more challenging aspects of their struggles for freedom and justice. Professor Grim will discuss how common understandings about various forms of suffering can lead to the creation of ideas concerning pathways that make possible moral and spiritual awakenings that provide opportunities for the oppressed and the oppressors to collectively build capacity for change. Her conversation seeks to address what is real and what is imagined as an ideal strategy among those laboring to move human progress and humanity forward in efforts to complete work that is still unfinished. A short Q&A will follow.

For more information, please email or call 856-5361.


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