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Amelia Boynton Robinson Celebrates 90th Birthday with
Campaign for Dialogue of Civilizations
Amelia Boynton Robinson, vice-chair of the Schiller Institute and catalyst of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, is celebrating her 90th birthday by conducting a nation-wide campaign for the "Dialogue of Civilizations." Mrs. Robinson is requesting meetings with groupings of American citizens, who believe, as she does, that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s idea of non-violent direct action extends to the realm of American foreign policy, and ought to inform our actions in response to the tragic events of September 11.
Mrs. Robinson, a founder of the Schiller Institute in 1984, has already visited several countries and spoken to national representatives of same, on this theme. She now turns her considerable energy and concentration to enlisting her fellow Americans in the same cause that she believes that Dr. King, and Eleanor Roosevelt, would have fought for - the resolution of the present, impending "clash of civilizations" through the uplifting of the combatants, through the American Constitution's principle of the General Welfare, to seek their mutual self-interest, rather than continuous conflict. That principle has been most comprehensively enunciated by the American statesman and Presidential candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche, as his now-famous "Eurasian Land-Bridge" Doctrine, also known as the Continental Land-Bridge -- a development corridor that is designed, upon completion, to link the world's continents.
American diplomacy, especially institutions such as that of the post-September 11 period, must be informed by the sentiments of that other great American peacemaker, Abraham Lincoln, who stated in his Second Inaugural Address, that peace must be made "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right. Let us strive...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Had America's President Kennedy lived, or had President Johnson heeded his own better instincts, that would have been the hallmark of our policy, instead of the disastrous "no-win" Vietnam War policy. Today, as we face the prospect of a coup against the principles of the American Constitution by the American-based plotters that conducted the criminal attack on the United States Presidency on September 11, the aborted visions of Presidents Lincoln, Kennedy and Roosevelt can find their fruition only through the kind of bold action that LaRouche, and Mrs. Robinson, are offering.
Once more, Amelia Robinson plays the role of American freedom-fighter Sojourner Truth in advocating this forward-looking policy, already adopted in outline by the Chinese, Russian and other governments. Will the United States join this effort? If Mrs. Robinson succeeds, as she did so well in the 1960's, to inspire her fellow citizens to not be afraid to rally to the controversial man of the hour, Lyndon LaRouche, as she inspired them to so do with the also-controversial Dr. King, then the United States will so adopt this policy, and build a "land-bridge" as the essential link in a dialogue of civilizations. She, and the Schiller Institute, invite you to celebrate her life, and the prospect of realization of this new hope for the world.
The Schiller Institute events: "Celebrating the Life and Work of Amelia Boynton Robinson - A Dialogue of Civilizations", will take place December 15th and 16th - the weekend of Beethoven's birthday. Events include: December 15, 12:30 pm - a Forum on "The Dialogue of Civilizations", with Amelia Robinson and Dennis Speed, at John Jay College, 445 W. 59th St., New York City. This will be followed on December 16th, at 4:00 pm with a Classical Concert in honor of Beethoven and in Tribute to Amelia Boynton Robinson, at Cami Hall, 165 W. 57th St., off 7th Avenue, New York City.
Enclosed you will find a sheet to pre-register for the events, as well as to help support these activities through a financial contribution or by purchasing an ad for the special commemorative program. We look forward to your participation in these historic activities.
For more information, call 1-877-520-2167.