This Sunday night, June 4th, from 6-7:00p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (1400 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI) there will the first of monthly live broadcasts, co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of the new Poor People’s Campaign.
These programs are intended to equip people from all walks of life in thoughtful deliberation about we might best support and create safe and equitable communities inclusive of those who suffer from social stigma or poverty. These gatherings will include an introduction to a moral issue, immersion in freedom songs that inform how to engage the issue, an interview with someone who is directly impacted by the issue, and a theological engagement with the issue that names a specific call to moral action.
Recently, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber announced he is stepping down as the President of the North Carolina NAACP to organize this movement named for the movement Martin Luther King was leading when he was murdered.
Rev. Barber was the founder of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina which has brought together people around a wide variety of justice concerns in what he calls “moral fusion organizing to challenge and transform the mean-spirited divide-and-conquer politics” we see reigning in our country. This movement which has brought together hundreds of thousands of people in North Carolina is described in his important book The Third Reconstruction. (If you have not heard the Rev. Barber before you will find many of his talks on Google and YouTube. )
We hope you will join us to learn about this new movement and how we can support it.
The Rev. Joe Summers Ian Robinson
Vicar, The Episcopal Church President, Huron Valley Area
of the Incarnation Labor Federation