King’s Revolution of Vaues & the Rhythms of Resistance 

a webinar for these tumultuous times 

featuring 

MICHELLE ALEXANDER

 Civil rights lawyer and 

author of  “The New Jim Crow” 

in conversation with

Civil Rights Activists and founders of the Beloved Community Center

moderated by

Rev. Damien Durr

Minister, educator, author

hosted by

Founder Turquoise and Lavender 
Institute for Transformation & Healing

hosted by

Founder, Collective Climb

Tuesday. August 6, 2024, 6pm ET/3pm PT

Resources for Aug. 6 Webinar

“Greensboro: Closer to the Truth,” by Adam Zucker features Nelson and Joyce Johnson and their role in the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever held in the United States (2004-2006) which dealt with the Greensboro Massacre of 1979.

Read Michelle Alexander’s essay “Only Revolutionary Love Can Save Us Now,” published in the April 2024 issue of “The Nation” 

National Council of Elders calls upon university presidents to listen to the voices of their students, remove police from campuses

Veteran Civil Rights and Peace Activists Support Student   |   Movement in Solidarity with Palestine.

Generations Uniting & Making Real Peace

In the Spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. We commemorate the anniversary of his “Breaking the Silence” speech in 1967 with an intergenerational live webinar from Philadelphia.

Thursday. April 4, 2024, 4pm ET

Kempis "Ghani" Songster

CFSY

Queen-Cheyenne Wade

Healing Futures

Davonte Johnson

Young Voices Action Collectives

Rev. Peter Laarman

NCOE

Mckayla Warwick

Collective Climb

Rev. Donna Jones

NCOE

Bill Wylie-Kellermann

NCOE

Yancy Harrell

The Charles Foundation

From terror to transformation

can the violence in Palestine-israel become a turning point for humanity? 

Ilan Pappe

Director of European
Center of Palestine
Studies, Univ. of Exeter

Rev. Dorsey Blake

NCOE, Church
for the Fellowship
of All Peoples

Huwaida Arraf

Palestinian-American
activist and lawyer

Ora Wise

Activist/Organizer


Rashid Khalidi

Professor, author Columbia University

Jeff Halper

Dir. of Israeli’s Against
House Demolitions

Zoharah Simmons

National Council
of Elders

Joy Masha

NCOE Younger
Organizer Fellow

Frank Joyce

National Council
of Elders

Kathy Sanchez

Tewa Women United
NCOE

Charles Simmons

National Council
of Elders

Watch the Decolonization Webinar

Featuring Our Panelist

Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Author of "As long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Envirormental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock"

S. Lily Mendoza

Professor Oakland University Between the Homeland and Diaspora of Politics of Theorizing Filipino and Filipino American Identities

Lisa Natividad

Professor at the University of Guam. Primary convener of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.

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Awareness

When Dr. King “Broke the Silence” on Vietnam, he called for a radical revolution of values. That revolution forces us to question the fairness and justice of our policies and look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth and the justness of war. Our work involves building awareness around what the “triple evils” of racism, militarism and materialism look like in today’s world.

Education

Our “Breaking the Silence” conversation series brings together thinkers, activists and leaders to discuss issues of justice and peace that are relevant to the 21st century. Inspired by Dr. King’s articulation of the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism” our programming is created with the intention of educating, resourcing and connecting individuals. organizations, schools, churches etc.

Action

On April 4, 1967–one year to the day before his murder–Dr. King exhorted those gathered at Riverside Church “We must move past indecision to action.”  The members of the KBS coalition are a diverse group of organizations and individuals with hundreds of years of combined experience in social change endeavors. Our events and resources are designed to connect people beyond conversation and into concrete action. 

OUR MISSION

In the spirit of Dr. King’s call for a radical revolution of values, KingAndBreakingSilence.org works to raise awareness, educate, and take action by organizing events, educational programs, and community initiatives that encourage dialogue, empathy, and collaboration.

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