Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength

1/19/18 Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength
Topic: Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength
Segment: D Report
Participants: Terrance Steward, MA in Education, community Organizer and Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 11/ 25/16 and 1/19/ 18 KUCR 88.3 FM. ( Re broadcast)
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Discussion Topics:
– Have you heard the entire “I have a Dream” speech or only snippets?
– Is a “A knock at Midnight” about fear or courage?
– What do we think about when threatened?
– Who or what do we call upon to gather support to stand up for justice and truth?
– Can we accept anger and rage in the words of Martin Luther King?
– What are we risking when we defy the threats of violence?
– How is nonviolent a radical counter to violence?
– Why can’t’ we fight fire a with fire?
– I being passive strength the most aggressive act you can offer to weaken violence?
– What are the three ways that oppressed people can react to their oppression?
(1-Rise up with violence, 2- resignations or acquiescence, 3- nonviolent resistance)
– Do we admire freedom fighters whereever they are?
– Why and how is organized non-violence resistance powerful?
– We don’t have to accept violence?

“Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.”. – Martin Luther King Jr., 16 August 1967