WURD Speaks: The Meeting
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The Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D. Speaker Series presents

WURD Speaks: The Meeting

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 7pm

 

The Meeting is based on a hypothetical conversation between two giants of the civil rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. It takes place in a Harlem hotel suite before Malcolm’s fateful appearance at the Audubon Ballroom.
The panel discussion will examine the role of history, culture and religion in the Black community, with a focus on how to dissolve barriers that impede effective community mobilization.



 

 

Moderator:

WURD’s host,

 

Barbara Grant

 

Panelists include:

 

Dr. Molefi Asante

Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan

Dr.Marc Lamont Hill

Tariq El Shabazz Esq.

Rev. Dr. Pastor Alyn Waller

 

Join us!

 

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!

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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/