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WURD Speaks: The MeetingThursday, Mar 06, 2014 - Friday, Mar 21, 2014 Add to Outlook
The Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D. Speaker Series presents
WURD Speaks: The Meeting
Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 7pm
Dr. Molefi Asante
Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan
Dr.Marc Lamont Hill
Tariq El Shabazz Esq.
Rev. Dr. Pastor Alyn Waller
Fri. March 21, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Doors open @ 6:30pm
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
William Penn Charter School
3000 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Admission: FREE with RSVP!
or call (215) 425-7875 to register
WURD Speaks: The Meeting is proudly
presented by Universal Companies and
supported by Comcast and SugarHouse Casino.
About The Meeting
A play by Jeff Stetson
Based on a hypothetical meeting of the two giants of the Civil Rights Era, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, the action takes place in a suite high up in a Harlem hotel, where Malcolm X and his bodyguard, Rashad, rest before Malcolm’s fateful appearance at the Audubon Ballroom. Malcolm has requested a secret meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who is also in New York, and Dr. King has responded by trudging up the back stairs to Malcolm’s suite. Cautious at first, the two quickly fall into a spirited debate about their differing approaches to improving the lot of the black man in a predominantly white society—Dr. King (the lamb) hoping to find racial harmony through love and peaceful resistance, while Malcolm (the lion) is reconciled to violence and revenge if blacks are to win out over oppression. But no matter how provocative and persuasive his arguments, Malcolm is unable to shake Dr. King’s commitment and composure—even when he defeats him in a bout of arm wrestling.
For tickets to see The Meeting On Saturday, March 22, 2014 and Sunday, March 23, 2014 please visit: http://www.themeeting-mlkmx.com/