The Veterans of Hope Project really needs your support! PLEASE CONSIDER A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO THE ORGANIZATION. In 2016 we developed a new website www.veteransofhope.org with a wealth of resources about the links between spirituality and social justice activism, including special sections on the veteran activists we’ve interviewed (like Bernice Johnson Reagon, Corky Gonzales, Valdina Pinto, James Lawson and many others) and a tribute to the life and work of our founders, Vincent and Rosemarie Freeney Harding.
Now, we are organizing a program for April 2017 in NYC at Riverside Church to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s, “Beyond Vietnam Speech.” Our co-founder, Vincent Harding, drafted the speech in 1967 from his shared understanding with Martin King that US foreign and domestic policy were two sides of the same disastrous and inhumane coin. Legal scholar Michelle Alexander (author of “The New Jim Crow”) and longtime public intellectual-activist Ruby Sales will join us on April 4, 2017 for an extended conversation on the meaning of King’s powerful critique of the murderous triumvirate of racism, militarism and materialism at the heart of our society.
In addition to the event in NYC on April 4, 2017, the Veterans of Hope Project continues to sponsor other programs including a women’s spirituality-and-social-justice series, a yoga-teacher training program for people of color, and a workshop and lecture series with Afro-Brazilian activist elders from the Candomblé tradition.
We firmly believe that in spite of the rise of fascism in our national electoral cycle, ANOTHER AMERCA IS POSSIBLE. We’ve got to build it together – a country with room for all of us, for all of our histories, and all of our ancestors and all of the wisdom we carry. Together we have the skills and the responsibility to make a healthy, inclusive, multiracial democracy in this place. We thank you for what you have already contributed (in time, resources, vision, struggle and hope) to this effort and we offer you our solidarity and our work.
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