Join the Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival, for our East Bay Mass Meeting! All are welcome.
- LEARN from our neighbors affected by unjust policies
- GEAR UP for 40 Days of Action
- CONNECT with other activists, people of faith, and all those who care about justice
Keynote speaker: Pastor Eddie Anderson, McCarty Memorial Christian Church
Together, we will rise up and challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality!
Saturday, April 21, 5 – 7 PM
Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
1188 12th St, Oakland
Just a year before his assassination, at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference staff retreat in May 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
I think it is necessary for us to realize that we have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights…[W]hen we see that there must be a radical redistribution of economic and political power, then we see that for the last twelve years we have been in a reform movement…That after Selma and the Voting Rights Bill, we moved into a new era, which must be an era of revolution…In short, we have moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society.
Later that year, in December 1967, Rev. Dr. King announced the plan to bring together poor people from across the country for a new march on Washington. This march was to demand better jobs, better homes, better education—better lives than the ones they were living.
Over fifty multiracial organizations came together with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to form the Poor People’s Campaign, in the month before Dr, King was assassinated. The efforts of the Poor People’s Campaign climaxed in a Washington, DC, Solidarity Day Rally for Jobs, Peace, and Freedom attended by 50,000 people on June 19, 1968.
Rev. William Barber, who has been uniting progressive movements in the Moral Majority campaign in North Carolina, along with other faith leaders , launched the new Poor People’s Campaign, on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.
Sign up for the Poor People’s Campaign: https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/
For more information on the East Bay Poor People’s Campaign here
Or call David at 510-508-7104