Break the Silence: Yes to Peace! No to NATO, A commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Start: Thursday, April 04, 201912:15 PM

End: Thursday, April 04, 2019 2:15 PM

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Gather at 12:15 on the capitol steps for a program and VFP bell ringing and commentary from Mel Reeves, TC activist, writer, social justice organizer, and educator, and at 1:30 in the Rotunda to hear about MLK’s legacy with August Nimtz, U of MN African American Studies, and Todd Pierce, M.A. in Politics, the New School, emphasis on U.S. imperial history.

Dr. King's words linking the three evils of American society: Militarism, Racism and Poverty and his deeply profound remark that every bomb that falls on other countries is a bomb dropped on our inner cities, reveal the deep-rooted relationship between militarism and the social, racial, economic and environmental injustices that have impoverished cities and rural communities for a long time. On April 4, 1967 MLK delivered his Beyond Vietnam speech; exactly one year later he was assassinated. NATO was established on April 4th 70 years ago. An examination of NATO’s relevance is long overdue.

Event by
Sue Ann Martinson
Minneapolis, Minnesota