Line Wraps Around Theater in Tacoma, WA for “Love and Solidarity”

Filmmaker Michael Honey raves about a successful turn out at a screening of Love and Solidarity at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma, Washington.



In Tacoma last night, the Grand Cinema theater was packed with about 120 people  and 20 or more lined up outside and unable to get a seat. “Love and Solidarity” looks great on a movie screen, and the audience gave an electric response to its intertwined themes of civil and labor rights, immigrant and community organizing and Dream Act students. We had a great half hour conversation afterwards, including voices from the Nation of Islam, unions, young Latinos, Black Student Union activists, and a range of ages and opinions. We finished by singing “Keep my mind on freedom.” It gave us a break of solidarity in opposition to the relentless onslaught of ignorance and violent rhetoric from D.C. Last week we had a similarly enthusiastic audience at UC-Santa Barbara, and thanks to Eileen Boris and friends there for organizing it. Next week we will show it in Portland on behalf of the Labor Education and Research Center, with veteran organizer Bill Lucy to comment.

Below is an advance article about the film from the Tacoma News Tribune.

Yours for peace and freedom,

“UWT professor brings the Rev. James Lawson’s nonviolence lessons into the present,” by Matt Driscoll, The News Tribune Feb. 6, 2017

Don’t Miss UF Pugh Hall’s Public Screening of Love and Solidarity

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will be hosting a screening of Love and Solidarity at Pugh Hall Tuesday, February 28th at 7PM followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Mike Honey.

Below is a splendid summary of the work of UWT’s Mike Honey and how it intersects with that of Rev. James Lawson, the subject of Honey’s recent Fetzer-Institute-funded documentary, being screened at The Grand Cinema tomorrow night. Honey points out the ongoing relevance of the lessons to be learned from Lawson’s life land work.

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