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April 6: Rev. James Lawson and Kent Wong

The Rev. James Lawson Jr. and Kent Wong

The Rev. James Lawson Jr. has for decades supported campaigns for labor rights as a dimension of human rights and remains one of the most important social justice leaders of our time. At a converation at the Hammer Museum 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, he will be joined by Kent Wong, social justice activist and director of the UCLA Labor Center, to discuss their new book, "Nonviolence and Social Movements: The Teachings of Rev. James M. Lawson Jr."

Lawson helped launch the Nashville sit-in campaign that successfully desegregated the Woolworth’s lunch counter, inspiring a new generation of civil rights activists. He continued to work closely with Martin Luther King Jr. on civil rights campaigns, teaching workshops on nonviolence.

A book signing with complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies will follow the conversation. This program will also be streamed live online.

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