MLK Series: Luncheon with Miloon Kothari TODAY

April 30, 2014

The Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) invites you to attend the next MLK Luncheon Seminar Series presentation with Miloon Kothari on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in the Chipman Room (6-104).  The talk will compare the legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Mahatma Gandhi and examine whether practiced strategies of resistance have current relevance – especially the varied forms of non-violent struggle.  An exploration of examples from India that prove the legacy of Gandhi is alive and well continues to inspire civil society movements.  Whether the same is true for the legacy of MLK here in the US will be discussed at the talk.  Mr. Kothari is a public scholar/activist from India and an outspoken critic of the countries and institutions that see the neo-liberal and military/security policies as a means to achieving democracy and human rights.  His work covers the areas of housing, land rights, homelessness; evictions and displacement; the right to the city; the human rights dimensions of poverty, segregation and ghettoization; economic globalization and its impact on human rights.  More information about the MLK Luncheon Seminar Series is available here.

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