Friday, August 12, 2016
LOVE & SOLIDARITY is an exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. Lawson provided crucial strategic guidance while working with Martin Luther King, Jr., in southern freedom struggles and the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Moving to Los Angeles in 1974, Lawson continued his nonviolence organizing in multi-racial community and worker coalitions that have helped to remake the LA labor movement.
Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber put Lawson's discourse on nonviolent direct action on the front burner of today's struggles against economic inequality, racism and violence, and for human rights, peace, and economic justice.
Directed by Michael Honey
Produced by Michael Honey, Errol Webber
Photography: Errol Webber
Editor: Adam Mizrahi
Assistant Editor: Paul Lovelady
Assistant Director & Research Manager: Adam Nolan
Historical Advisor: Clayborne Carson
Supported by Fetzer Institute; Center for the Study of Community & Society, University of Washington Tacoma; UW Tacoma Staff, SEIU Local 925