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Reverend James Lawson & Kent Wong at the HAMMER Museum

Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

In 1960 Reverend James 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. Lawson 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. He is 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. A book signing with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies will follow the conversation.Click here for more information or to stream the event live.ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREETicketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)


Apr 6
7:30 pm


TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States