Today we remember the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 50 years ago in Memphis, TN. He was killed while organizing the Poor People’s Campaign, a coordinated effort around economic justice. That work lives on in the efforts of today’s Poor People’s Campaign, led by national co-chair Rev. William Barber.
The Poor People’s Campaign is “uniting tens of thousands to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation & the nation’s distorted morality.”
Having recently hosted a national training in Nashville, TN, those not in attendance are encouraged to check out audio from the webinar with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis on the moral/theological basis for nonviolent moral fusion direct action is now available on Soundcloud.
And if you’d like to learn more about the upcoming 40 days of moral action and other ways you and your community can join in, our friend Stephen Roach Knight shares this:
Just another quick reminder for Tuesday, April 10 in Washington, DC – 10am press conference at the National Press Club (529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045), please arrive by 9:30am, followed by a closed-door meeting for all of our national partners (faith and non-faith) from 11:30am-3pm at SEIU headquarters (1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW). We will discuss the campaign, the 40 days of moral action, etc. Because the press conference could go long, this meeting may start late, so please allow until 3pm. Lunch will be provided. If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP if you are planning to attend this meeting so we know how many to prepare for. Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.