We are thrilled to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon and CLUE co-founder Rev. James M. Lawson all month long!
In coming weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from labor leaders, public servants, and clergy and community members of the impact that Rev. Lawson has had on the movement for economic justice in Southern California.
Has Rev. Lawson made an impact on your life? We are compiling tributes for Rev. Lawson and would love to include yours! Click below and share your memory or testimony. We’ll pass it on!
Rev. Lawson Tribute Posts
State Senator María Elena Durazo remembers songs, sit-ins, and so many lessons learned rom Rev. Lawson that helped transform the lives of low-wage workers in Los Angeles.
Kent Wong remembers the transformation of the Los Angeles labor movement with the birth of the “Holman Group.”
Rev. Jim Conn remembers how in the ’70s Rev. Lawson helped move the United Methodist Church to advocate for social justice.
Rev. Gary Bernard Williams reflects on being mentored by Rev. James Lawson over the decades.
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels reflects on the days when CLUE was being formed, and Rev. Lawson’s vision and eloquence.
Vivian Rothstein’s connection to Rev. Lawson dates back to 1965’s Freedom Summer. Nearly 60 years later, she’ still inspired by his work and life.