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“Letter from Birmingham Jail” Discussion

Jan 25 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Atrium

Free

Community Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]
503.226.4391

Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is a focal text of the American Civil Rights struggle. It is also a groundbreaking work of political philosophy, providing a revolutionary theory of the relationship between law and moral goodness.

This event will consist of a short introductory talk by PNCA student Kai Lewis, who will discuss the political and intellectual contexts mentioned in King’s text. After that we will open things up for freewheeling, respectful, impassioned and thoughtful group discussion.

Participants are encouraged to read King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” beforehand (six densely packed pages). A PDF file of the text is freely available online.

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