Nonviolence | Nonexistence

"Today there is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence. I feel that we've got to look at this total thing anew and recognize that we must live together. That the whole world now it is one--not only geographically but it has to become one in terms of brotherly concern. Whether we live in America or Asia or Africa we are all tied in a single garment of destiny and whatever effects one directly, effects one in-directly.

I'm concerned about living with my conscience and searching for that which is right and that which is true, and I cannot live with the idea of being just a conformist following a path that everybody else follows. And this has happened to us. As I've said in one of my books, so often we live by the philosophy 'Everybody's doing it, it must be alright.' We tend to determine what is right and wrong by taking a sort of Gallup poll of the majority opinion, and I don't think this is the way to get at what is right.

Arnold Toynbee talks about the creative minority and I think more and more we must have in our world that creative minority that will take a stand for that which conscience tells them is right, even though it brings about criticism and misunderstanding and even abuse."

Excerpted from a 1967 interview of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Arnold Michaelis.

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"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." — Robert F. Kennedy


Do you think abortion should be legal?

CNN/ORC conducted this national poll on August 22-23, 2012 when abortion issues dominated news coverage because of Rep. Todd Akin's rape remarks.

The poll's margin of error is +/- 3.5 points.

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The 8th Annual Standing Up 4Life Rally|Walk in Oakland
Theme: "Life Is Precious!"
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All of our events strongly adhere to and enforce the "Nonviolent" philosophy embraced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you cannot remain nonviolent, please do not attend our events.

We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and women, to their children, and to their families.

Walk with us and help us change the perceptions of a culture that thinks aborting children is an option.

Event Details

Date: Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Time: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Location: Oakland City Hall at One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

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Information Faire:

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Guest Artist:

Dr. Clenard H. Childress

Augusta Lee Collins, musical career spans fifty (50) years. After 30 years as a renowned Bay Area drummer, Augusta Lee Collins decided to step out from behind the kit and play guitar and sing the Blues. In 2010 Augusta was inducted into the Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame. Here is Augusta Lee Collins Prime USA Recording Artist singing: "1000 Miles from No Where".

Guest Speaker(s):

Dr. Clenard H. Childress

Dr. Clenard Howard Childress, Jr., is a Pastor of the New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey, Founder of the BlackGenocide.Org, a member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council of Washington, DC., a Board Member of The Center For Bio Ethical Reform and a member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition.

Pastor Bruce Rivers

Pastor Bruce Rivers, leads the Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Known as "THE MOUNT!" the Mount Moriah First (1st) Baptist Church, exists to enlarge the population of heaven, by presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Walter Moss

Pastor Walter Moss is Pastor of the Foursquare Church in Canton. Quote: "I am not ashamed to say I am a Black Pro-Life Pastor and that the African-American church is guilty of not taking the lead on issues like abortion. As Pastors, we need to be able to come together and have a civil conversation about how abortion is affecting us and we need to be equipped with the information to help our people deal with it." Get'em Walt.

Evangelist Richard Lane

Evangelist Richard Lane is the only full time Black American Lay Catholic Ministries in the United States of America. In FULL TIME ministry, Richard is truly on the rise as one of the most dynamic and Charismatic Catholic Speakers and Revivalists around, conducting Parish Missions and Revivals across the Nation "Preaching, Teaching and Sharing the Word of God" in the TRUEST spirit of ecumenism.

Connie Eller

Connie Eller leads Missouri Blacks for Life (MoBL) is a Pro-Active Pro-Life non-profit organization based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Founded by president and coordinator Connie Eller, MoBL helps inform all our communities and secure the future of our families everywhere.

Parking Suggestions:
Dalziel Building (250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza)
Parking Garage (entrance on 16th Street at Clay Street)
Clay Street Garage (entrance on Clay Street between 14th and 15th Streets, behind City Hall)
City Center Garage (entrance on 11th Street between Clay Street and Broadway)


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