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 Revisiting King's Radical Revolution of Values
 Action/Event
 Troy LaRaviere
 Dale Lehman/WZRD  
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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's, "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam" speech, Troy LaRaviere gave the opening remarks at the event, less a memorial than a call to to renew the truth of Dr. King . The event was organized by Chicago Area Peace Action and eleven other groups to take up and renew King's call for a radical revolution of values. The full program can be found at the chipeaceaction.org web site.

Troy LaRaviere tells us that Dr. King gave two speeches on Vietnam. The first at the historic Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 and a second in Atlanta where he responded to the vicious attacks and vilification he received from establishment, government and movement "friends" alike for the searing truth of what he said by "doubling down" on his critique.

Chicago Area Peace Action - chipeaceaction.org
Addi Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Chicago Principals and Administrators Association
Citizen Action Illinois
Southside Coalition to Ban Petcoke
The People's Lobby
Veterans for Peace

Troy LaRaviere is the President of the Chicago Principles and Administrators Association. He was a Chicago Public Schools (CPC) student, a CPS principal, and is a parent of a CPS student. He relentlessly defends high quality public education and has written and spoken extensively to help audiences understand the American educational landscape and discern fact from fiction in the school reform debate.

The "Beyond Vietnam - A Time To Break Silence" speech at Riverside Church:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qf6x9_MLD0

Text:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/pacificaviet/riversidetranscript.html

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00:11:35 English 2017-04-02
 Chicago Temple, Chicago, IL
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