On January 14th, First Congregational Church will host a banquet and lecture for renowned activist, linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky. The event is a gala celebration to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mid-South Peace and Justice center, and will begin at 6:00 pm. Professor Chomsky will be speaking on the subjects of revolutionary pacifism and structural violence. Structural violence refers to systematic ways in which a social structure harms individuals. Dr. Paul Farmer describes it as,”..one way of describing social arrangements that put individuals and populations in harm’s way…”
Tickets for the event are available through the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. The lecture will begin at 7:30 pm. There will be a book signing beginning at 8:45 and ending at 9:15. Booksellers At Laurelwood is honored to be present, and will be offering some of Professor Chomsky’s books for sale. First Congregational Church is located at 1000 South Cooper, in midtown.