Martin Luther King, Jr's Thoughts on Militarism | A Conversation with Veterans for Peace

Tuesday January 16, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Should we have a military mainly for defense, or should we use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests? Before Dr. King’s tragic death, he spoke out more and more against government use of military over diplomacy and the use of armed forces in the routine policy of the state. For such actions, Dr. King was criticized heavily and to this day his thoughts on war still make people uncomfortable.

Veterans For Peace will discuss Dr. King's speeches relating to defense versus militarism, showing that they are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.