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"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Center for Justice, Tolerance, & Community presents...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in the Community and at UC Santa Cruz

Friday, January 17, 2003 @ 7pm
UC Santa Cruz, Cowell College, Rm. 131
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy with a video presentation of "At the River. I Stand" featuring James Lawson followed by "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam” by Martin Luther King Jr. Presented by Paul Ortiz, Professor, Community Studies and Civil Rights Scholar-Activist.

Saturday, January 18, 2003, 1-6pm
Brothers Teaching Brothers presents a Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Louden Nelson Center located at 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz. Food, music, art, and games will be enjoyed. For more information about Brothers Teaching Brothers or this event, please contact Curtis Reliford at 831-786-9689.

Monday, January 20, 2003
1pm, Town Clock & 2pm, Vets' Hall, Downtown Santa Cruz
Toward Oneness: Continuing the Dream...First Annual Celebration Honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event begins with a rally at 1pm at the Town Clock with music and recitation of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech by Reverend Alex Robinson of the Church of the Living God. At 1:45, we'll move to the Vets Hall and start the program at 2pm. In addition to honoring African-American members of our community who work for the educational opportunities, justice, equality, freedom and peace that was Dr. King's dream for all people, there will be a performance by the San Francisco , Bahá’í Youth Workshop. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 7-9pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, FREE
Reverend James Lawson, principal architect in the African-Amercan civil rights struggle, shares his perspective on non-violent resistance and Martin Luther King. Contact Beth Nelson for more information at phone: (831)-459-1438 or email: bnelson (at)

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Center for Justice, Tolerance, & Community
(831) 459-5743
cjtc (at)

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Saturday, January 18, 2003
UC Santa Cruz Inn
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California
Cost: FREE!

Poverty and economic inequality are among the most pressing issues facing the United States. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen and despite reduced welfare caseloads, 32.9 million people are poor. Single parent families, particularly families of color, are among the most vulnerable. The wealthiest parents pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure elite schooling for their children, while millions of others attend poorly funded, crumbling schools. Prison budgets now surpass education spending in some states. The social and political consequences of these disparities are staggering.

Join us on Saturday, January 18th, 2003 at the UCSC Inn, 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California for a free one-day workshop dedicated to discussing these issues and developing an action-oriented research agenda around economic disparity and justice. Researchers in all fields, community leaders, advocates, and students are welcome. The workshop begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast and opening remarks from award winning social psychologist, Bernice Lott, Ph.D. Morning and afternoon panels will focus on a range of social justice concerns including welfare reform, disparities in the criminal justice system, political mobilization, and strategies for communicating with policymakers. Ample time will be allotted for group discussion of the issues. Closing remarks will be given by Aida Hurtado, Ph.D. A reception will follow.

The workshop is funded by a grant from The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. The organizers are Aida Hurtado, author of "Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity" (2003) and "The Color of Privilege: Three Blasphemies on Race and Feminism" (1997) and Heather Bullock, whose articles appear in the Journal of Social Issues and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Both are members of the Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

TO REGISTER: Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register please send your name, affiliation, and contact information via email to Heather Bullock at hbullock (at) You may also call (831) 457-2264 with this information.

Workshop Schedule

8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast

9:00-9:45 "Economic Justice and Resources for Human Welfare" Bernice Lott, University of Rhode Island

10:00-11:00 Panel 1 - Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, Barrios Unidos and Craig Haney, UC Santa Cruz

11:00-11:45 Breakout discussion of Panel 1

11:45-12:30 Lunch

12:45 -1:45 Panel 2 - Diana Spatz, Low-Income Families' Empowerment through Education (LIFETIME)
and Heather Bullock, UC Santa Cruz

1:45 - 2:15 Breakout discussion of Panel 2

2:30 - 3:30 Roundtable discussion with John Brown Childs, UC Santa Cruz; Arcelia Hurtado, California State Public Defender's Office; Rebecca London, UC Santa Cruz; and Celia Organista, Executive Director, Women's
Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres

3:30 - 4:00 Closing Remarks, Aida Hurtado, UC Santa Cruz

4:00 -5:00 Receptionand training.

Will this event be broadcast / taped

Hi, don't know if I can get over to SCruz Civic Aud from Santa Clara for this event. . .bad accidents on Hwy 17 earlier. .

Can I get an audio (or video) tape of the talk by Reverend James Lawson this evening at 7 pm ?

Thank you in advance for your response.



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