When: Monday, February 04, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video
A Force More Powerful is a documentary on one of the 20th century's most important and least-known stories -- how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. The power that Gandhi pioneered has been used by underdogs on every continent to fight for their rights and freedom. In the 1960s, Gandhi's nonviolent weapons were taken up by Black college students in Nashville, Tennessee. They successfully desegregated Nashville's downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the entire Civil Rights Movement. In India in the 1930s, Gandhi and his followers adopted a strategy of refusing 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 1985, a South African named Mikhuseli Jack led a campaign of nonviolent mass action that awakened whites to black grievances and fatally weakened business support for Apartheid.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622