Wed, Aug 05, 2015: Nonviolence and Civil Society Working Group meeting
Science for Peace’s Working Group on Nonviolence and Civil Society
invites you to a free public screening and discussion of
Part I of a two-part documentary film:
A Force More Powerful
Date: Wed. Aug. 5, 2015
Place: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON Rm 5240
Time: 7:00 pm
All are welcome to this free event
This film is based on a book of the same title by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall
• In the 1960s, Gandhi’s nonviolent weapons were taken up by black college students in Nashville, Tennessee. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully de-segregated Nashville’s downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the entire civil rights movement.
• In India in the 1930s, after Gandhi had returned from South Africa, he and his followers adopted a strategy of refusig to cooperate with British rule. Through civil disobedience and boycotts, they successfully loosened their oppressors’ grip on power and set India on the path to freedom.
• In 1965 a young South African named Mkhuseli Jack led a movement against the legalized discrimination known as apartheid. Their campaign of nonviolent mass action, most notably a devastating consumer boycott in the eastern Cape province, awakened whites to black grievances and fatally weakened business support for apartheid.