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Monday, January 27, 2014

Beyond the Classroom presents "A Force More Powerful!"

Description:
A Force More Powerful tells how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. In South Africa in 1907, Mohandas Gandhi led Indian immigrants in a nonviolent fight for rights denied them by white rulers. In the 1960s, Gandhis nonviolent weapons were taken up by Black college students in Nashville, Tennessee. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully desegregated Nashvilles downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the Civil Rights Movement. In India in the 1930s, Gandhi and his followers adopted a strategy of refusing to cooperate with British rule. Through civil disobedience and boycotts, they successfully set India on the path to freedom. In 1985, Mikhuseli Jack led a campaign of nonviolent mass action that awakened whites to black grievances and fatally weakened business support for Apartheid in South Africa. This film tells the story of millions of how people who chose to battle the forces of brutality with nonviolent weapons won. {Will appear in FYI on Jan 24, 2014
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Venue:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
https://www.facebook.com/events/201053680095857/
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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