Korea, Vietnam, and King’s Vision for Peace

It has been 55 years since Martin Luther King Jr., in his stand against America’s war in Vietnam, called for “a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one's tribe, race, class, and nation” for peace, freedom, and the elimination of poverty. At the end of January, a group of young people in Philadelphia will lift up and build upon King’s vision in an event which will remember the Korean and Vietnam Wars and inspire a whole generation of Philadelphians to take up responsibility for a better city.

On Saturday, March 125h, we hope to play King's "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in full and hold panels which renew the Bandung Spirit and King’s vision of unity for today and study the anti-colonial struggles of Asia. 

 
We will have cultural performances, and lastly, we will bring together a dialogue on Afro-Asian unity and people’s democracy amidst this city’s unprecedented crisis of violence and values. Through this one-day event, we strive to present to the young generation of Asian Americans the opportunity to learn of and inherit the great traditions of the Asian anti-colonial struggles and Black Freedom Movement for a better future.
 
Help us bring these histories of common struggle and King's vision of positive unity to 2022 by donating to our event. All contributions will go towards the venue cost, cultural performers, event pamphlets, and refreshments for attendees.
 
You can stay updated on the event on our event website.





  • Jane Irish 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Catherine Blunt 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 7 mos
  • Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture 
    • $15 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 8 mos
  • Susan Yohn 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer

Emily Dong 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA