Martin Luther King

Art + Invention Speaker Series (3):
RFK: The Journey to Justice

L.A. Theatre Works Cast with Clarence B. Jones and Mark Gonnerman

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 7:30pm | Pigott Theater | Free and Open to All. Limited seating: arrive early.

RFK: The Journey to Justice, a new play co-commissioned by Stanford Lively Arts for the acclaimed radio theater company, L.A. Theatre Works, chronicles the transformation of Robert F. Kennedy from initial indifference and ambivalence toward Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement to his role as a crusader and champion for social justice.  During this pre-performance conversation with members of the L.A. Theatre Works Company, we will look at this behind-the-scenes story of a high-stakes political drama that dared the country and its citizens to look into the mirror and change.

L.A. Theatre Works will perform RFK: A Journey to Justice at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00pm.  Learn more about this performance by going here.
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Spirituality and Social Change:
An Interfaith Roundtable

Prof. Susannah Heschel, Imam Zaid Shakir, Rev. Dr. Heng Sure and Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock
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Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann

Thursday, January 25, 2007 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

In January 2007, Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute published Advocate of the Social Gospel, volume VI of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. This unique thematic volume of the King Papers Project features King’s never-before published sermon file. To celebrate this publication and probe the meaning of Dr. King’s preaching, we present an interfaith roundtable that focuses on the relation of spiritual practice and social change.
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Martin Luther King and Economic Justice:
The Fortieth Anniversary Commemoration of Dr. King's "The Other America" Speech at Stanford

Bernard LaFayette and Thomas F. Jackson with Mark Gonnerman

Sunday, April 15, 2007 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | Memorial Auditorium | Free and Open to All

On 14 April 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., made his second visit to Stanford's Memorial Auditorium. On this occasion he delivered “The Other America,” an address that calls everyone together to create a more just world. At this Aurora Forum Special Event for Community Day at Stanford, we will screen Allen Willis’ film of Dr. King’s Stanford speech and enter into a public conversation that places “The Other America” in historical context and examines its relevance forty years later.
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What Would Martin Say?
An Evening with Clarence B. Jones

Clarence B. Jones with Mark Gonnerman

Thursday, January 17, 2008 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Clarence B. Jones, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s counsel and draft speechwriter who is completing a memoir while in residence at Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.
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Global Solidarity, Human Rights, and the End of Poverty

Amarta Sen (keynote), Clayborne Carson, Deborah Johnson, David Grusky, Ananya Roy

Saturday, April 5, 2008 | 10:00 – 5:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), the Aurora Forum joins with Stanford’s King Institute to host a day-long conference on the struggle for economic justice, arguably Dr. King’s primary concern throughout the whole of his life.

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