Let Justice Roll: A King Day Teach-In
January 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This free teach-in will examine the radical theology and politics of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final years. Prior to his assassination, Dr. King had become more squarely focused on the evils of capitalism, how integration was welcoming Black people into an American economic house already on fire. He also became a vocal critic of the Vietnam War, and deeply concerned about the violence we inflict on our natural environment. Our conversation will pick up these threads, and use them to analyze 21st Century life in the United States—and the interlocking crises of poverty, militarism and climate change. And we’ll look to Dr. King’s own theology and organizing for lessons we can incorporate to face these evils.
This teach-in is held in conjunction with the Freedom Rising Salons, a year-long conversation series that features thought leaders, organizers, artists and modern prophets reflecting on crucial justice issues, and what we all can do to rise and meet them.