Kickoff for the NH Poor People’s Campaign

Thank you all to those who supported last night’s NH Poor People’s Campaign kickoff! We had about 60 people in attendance at Brookside Congregational Church on Elm Street in Manchester. The energy in the room was “palpable.” We saw many people who are our social-justice regulars but also welcomed new faces as we build a fusion coalition, a movement made up of movements.

There’s a few pictures below. Did you capture any pictures? Did you record any video, especially of Rev. Emilia Halstead’s song leading? Please share them here or on the Campaign Facebook page!

Manchester Ink Link wrote about the event at: Poor People’s Campaign for New Hampshire launches in Manchester church.

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Here is the 4-minute video that we showed during the event:

People adorned string art (by Rev. Jason Wells) with the names of their movements which we are gathering together.
Rev. Eric Jackson welcomed the crowd and opened us in prayer. Rev. Jackson is the pastor of Brookside Congregational, president of the Manchester NAACP and one of the chairs of the NH Poor People’s Campaign.
Rev. Emilia Halstead lead us in two songs together. Movements always depend on a capella, group music and she knows how to get people singing!