On May 18, Interfaith Witnesses and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California hosted a workshop on nonviolent direct action, led by Rev. James Lawson, a leading activist in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As a young man, Rev. Lawson studied the principles of Gandhian nonviolence in India, and taught these theories and methods to civil rights activists in the American south.
Below is a video, provided by the Islamic Shura Council, showing highlights from Rev. Lawson’s talk.