Join us for our Regional Forum
in Washington, DC
Join us and our Washington, D.C., partners — First Baptist Church and Nineteenth Street Baptist Church — as we explore “Home” in the first Regional Forum of 2020! Our keynote speaker will be Dr. James M. Lawson, activist, university professor, leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, he served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and trained many activists in nonviolent resistance, In his 1968 speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of Lawson as one of the “noble men” who had influenced the black freedom struggle: “He’s been going to jail for struggling; he’s been kicked out of Vanderbilt University for this struggling; but he’s still going on, fighting for the rights of his people” (King, “I’ve Been,” 214). Read more about Dr. Lawson’s life and work…
Registration includes any session materials, a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.