On New Year’s Eve, a Watch Night service was convened by Rev. William Barber, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, and others to call for a New Poor People’s Campaign.
This MLK Weekend (January 14th-16th), people around the country will be working together to revive Rev. Dr. King’s call for a Poor People’s Campaign. In 2017 as in 1967, our nation needs to undergo a “radical revolution of values” and it’s the poor and the dispossessed who are in the best position to lead the way; But only if we’re able to take action together. This MLK Weekend, we’re taking another step in that direction.
An interview about the Poor People’s Campaign with the Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist of the Kairos Center, published in ‘The Dawn: International Newsletter of Popular Struggles.’
This is where we are in this country. A time of reckoning. A New Poor People’s Campaign can’t be about any viable reforms within this system. It has to stretch the system beyond its limitations.
At a “State of the Streets” event in Westport, Washington, Chaplains on the Harbor announced their endorsement of the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign.
This past July, a group of people committed to the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign from Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana took part in a tour of Appalachia to build relationships with communities there and learn from them about the conditions they’re dealing with and the enemies they’re facing. Below are […]