Fifty years ago on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a famously prophetic sermon where he publicly spoke out against the Vietnam War. He connected together the triple evils of militarism, racism, and classism. He called people to respond to the “fierce urgency of now.”
This April 4, Justice Not Jails and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity will be honoring the fiftieth anniversary of King’s call to action with a renewed call to work for justice in our society. We invite you to attend this event, “Acting in the Spirit of Dr. King.”
As one part of this evening, excerpts will be read from King’s sermon, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” Vietnam is long finished, but King’s words speak to our need today to break silence against oppression and injustice.
How we must speak up. How we need a revolution in values in America. How we must challenge the self-defeating power of hate with a power that transforms us and our world.
We hope this event will re-energize and equip you during this critical time in our country. We must together continue striving down the road to racial justice, true equality, and dignity for all. This event is generously being hosted at Macedonia Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Register today and mark your calendars for a truly worthwhile event!
Rev. Timothy Murphy
What: A Community-Wide Justice Revival and Rally
When: Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm.
Where: Macedonia Baptist Church, 1755 East 114th Street, Los Angeles
Organizers: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity • Justice Not Jails
Cosponsors: LA Progressive • Progressive Christians Uniting • More To Come