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The Legacy of MLK: Peacemaking & Justice Making in a Time of Trouble

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Council Chambers, Dalhousie Student Union

6136 University Ave

Halifax, NS b3h 4r2

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BSAC will honour MLK’s legacy by engaging in a discussion about what it means to create a space for peace and justice in a time of trouble.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an advocate for peace, even in times of trouble. In his writings and speeches we see that even though he lived in volatile times, he kept the faith and believed in the power of humanity to overcome all evil. Dr. King, and the many other people who formed part of the Civil Rights movement, were intentional in creating the conditions for justice. In their work they made room for what did not previously exist; and in the process compelled the dominant class to see themselves as the tyrants that they were.

Today, we live in similarly turbulent times. Donald Trump’s presidency has resulted in a rise of White Supremacist sentiment and across the world we see evidence of impending trouble. Yet, as the Civil Rights movement has taught us, justice does not come to those who wait. We must be intentional in not only advocating its conditions, but its peaceful implementation.

In January of 2020, BSAC will honour MLK’s legacy by engaging in a discussion about what it means to create a space for peace and justice in a time of trouble.

Speakers: Dr. Ashar Jeffers, Dr. Rachel Zellars & Mr. Tari Ajadi

Moderator: Ms. Tiffany Gordon

Entertainment: Zamani Millars and Amariah Bernard-Washington

Light Refreshments will be served

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Council Chambers, Dalhousie Student Union

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