Poor People’s Campaign
The purpose of this email is to send a bit more information on Rev. Barber's and Rev. Theoharis’s Poor People’s Campaign, including the opportunity to tune into a webinar tomorrow afternoon (see more, below).
What is the purpose of the campaign?
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to build a broad and deep national moral fusion movement – rooted in the leadership of the poor, marginalized and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings – to unite our country from the bottom up.
How does this relate to Martin Luther King’s 1958 Poor People’s Campaign?
This campaign 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 & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. The movement draws on the history, vision and unfinished work of the 1968 MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign.
From PPC's website:
Campaign on Tour Summer 2017 (Videos) - Check the Charlotte, NC Video - about 31 minutes in (past singing) in to hear Rev. Theoharis give the call for the campaign, and explain who, what, when, and why now. She speaks for about ten minutes.
What has been planned to date?