Discussing the Legacies of Gandhi, Mandela, and MLK, Jr. – August 18

Discussing the Legacies of Gandhi, Mandela, and MLK, Jr.

  • Sunday, August 18, 2013

    2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

This special event will be co-hosted with NYC Debate. Please RSVP at NYC Debate and at Conversations New York. Thank you.

Synopsis:

These three historical figures are the undisputed champions of the modern Civil Rights movement. Their actions and visions were premised on achieving equality and justice by nonviolent means. Their teachings and principles still remain influential for many people today. Yet, the three individuals contributed to the history of the Civil Rights movement at different times and in different parts of the world during the last century.

1. Who was the most influential figure? And why?

2. Did these figures influence or affect your personal life? Are those principles still relevant in the current context?

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Join us for food, drinks, discussion, and debate.
Short social before start.
Greet old friends and meet new ones.

No purchases are required; however, Stone Creek would greatly appreciate your patronage as they are reserving their private party room for us. http://stonecreeknyc.com/ For the on time arrivals, light appetizers and refreshments will be provided complements of NYC Debate and Conversations New York.

Links to suggested reading:

Mahatma Gandhi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi

Nelson Mandela http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Nelson Mandela, defence statement during the Rivonia Trial, 1964. Also repeated during the closing of his speech delivered in Cape Town on the day he was released from prison 27 years later, on 11 February 1990.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mlk

"I have a Dream" Speech
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

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