Distinguished Speaker Series on Nonviolent Action and Civil Resistance – Reverend James Lawson Jr.

James Lawson helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961 and the Meredith March in 1966, and while working as a pastor at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis, played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.”

A world with more birthdays and less cancer

Here I discuss my experience watching loved ones battle a disease for years and how it affected my life and the things I would like to accomplish. My mother, and my boyfriend, Daniel, weigh in on what they saw as they watched me handle both situations so close in time to one another.