Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

When Martin Luther King came to Cambridge

Monday, May 20th, 2013, 7 p.m. at Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden Street, free and open to the public. Convenient to Harvard Sq. red line T- stop, street parking available; doors open at 6:45. Limited seating, Handicap accessible. For more information contact 617-876-0200.

Martin spoke at Christ Church Cambridge in the spring of 1967, please come to hear how this speech would link hundreds of thousands of civil rights and antiwar and antipoverty workers across the nation together in a new common crusade for justice, equality, and peace. Please join us to hear our own connection with local and national history. An evening to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, Beyond Vietnam—A Time to Break the Silence and the subsequent press conference held in Cambridge in the Spring of 1967. Featuring guest speakers: Lani Guinier, Harvard law professor, lawyer, scholar and civil rights activist; Gar Alperovitz, Co-founder of Vietnam Summer, who introduced King at the 1967 press conference and Byron Rushing, State Representative and legendary civil rights and antiwar legislator. Building on his legendary sermon at Riverside Church, King came to Cambridge to issue a new call: one as important in some ways as his “I Have a Dream” speech, one that would link the civil rights and antiwar and antipoverty workers across the nation in a new common crusade for justice, equality, and peace. What did he hope to achieve? What has (and hasn’t) been accomplished? Join the roundtable discussion to find out, as we honor, celebrate and continue in King’s extraordinary life work. An historic conversation about an historic moment… in the very room where King issued his challenge.

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