FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING TO FERGUSON: THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE!

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When:
March 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-03-09T18:00:00-08:00
2018-03-09T21:00:00-08:00
Where:
First Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
USA

August 9, 2014, in the wake of the brutal
police shooting of Michael Brown the
people of Ferguson, Missouri rose up.
Like Montgomery, Ala. 60 years before
gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement
and the prominence of Martin Luther King,
the defiance of the people in Ferguson,
gave birth to a new wave of struggle.
The Black Lives Matter movement
emerged and with it a new clarion call to
struggle for justice.

Speaker:
Kimberly Jade Norwood
Henry H. Oberschelp professor of law;
Professor of African & African American studies;
Author of Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The
Quake that Rocked the Nation and
Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the
Myth of Post Racial America will provide us with a
personal discussion on the quest for racial justice post Ferguson.

Film:
Whose Streets: How the Killing of 18 Year Old Michal Brown Inspired a Community to Fight
Back — A People’s Documentary. Director Sabaah Folyan and Damon Douglas take an
unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising following the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown.
Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting not only for their Civil
Rights but for the right to live! The film aims to show how people stood together, resisted
together, and fought together in the name of love and justice for black people not only in their
city but around the world similar to the Civil Rights Movement.

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