Lecture: "Recovering a Vision of Gandhi and His Meaning for the 21st Century" by Reverend James Lawson Jr.

Lecture: "Recovering a Vision of Gandhi and His Meaning for the 21st Century" by Reverend James Lawson Jr.
Photo by Joon Powell

Introduced to Mohandas Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence as a Methodist missionary in India, the Rev. James Lawson brought those strategies with him when he joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the historic desegregation of the American South. Lawson settled in Nashville and attended Vanderbilt's Divinity School while serving as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

During the 1960s, Lawson and his students were on the front lines of the civil rights movement and Vietnam War protests. Now retired in Los Angeles, Lawson remains active in various civil rights campaigns.

This event is part of Gandhi's Legacy: Houston Perspectives, an initiative of the Menil Collection that examines the resonance of Mohandas Gandhi's life by Houston cultural, educational and social justice organizations.

Event Details

When

11.3.14 | 7:00 pm

Where

4920 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Ticket Info

Admission is free.