On Monday, December 4 at 10am, Rev. William Barber (pictured) will host a news conference to kick off the New Poor People’s Campaign. Faith leaders, including the Council of Churches, as well as other organizers will participate in an online forum at the same time. Anyone can watch the news conference at: http://www.breachrepairers.org/livestream.
What is the New Poor People’s Campaign? Well, in their own words:
Drawing on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967/68 Poor People’s Campaign, which called for a “revolution of values,” Repairers of the Breach is working in partnership with the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national partners, to lead the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. This multi-state movement has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations, and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction, and other injustices. If you would like to volunteer or receive updates about this movement, please complete the form below.
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To learn more, watch these videos:
America Will Be – Episode 1: Uniting a Movement
America Will Be – Episode 2: Poverty is Violence