Michael Honey has produced a documentary about Civil Rights activist Rev. James Lawson

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UW historian Michael Honey has teamed with cinematographer and filmmaker Errol Webber to produce a documentary about the life of Methodist minister and civil rights activist Rev. James Lawson.

Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers’ Rights” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE. The screening is free and the public is welcome.

A panel discussion will follow the film with Honey and Megan Ming Francis, UW assistant professor of political science, as well as Black Lives Matter activist Michael Moynihan and immigrant rights activist Diana Betancourt.

Honey, a professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Tacoma and affiliate of the UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, said the film is a product of his long work on the interconnection between labor and civil rights history.

The film premiered in Tacoma in February, and it will be shown again at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at UW Tacoma’s Carwein Auditorium. ...

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