This coming Monday night, July 10th, at 7:30p.m. we are going to view the Poor Peoples’ Campaign second “Gathering for Reflection, Revival, and Resistance at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (4185 Washtenaw Ave, it faces the same parking lot that the county jail faces.)
These broadcasts are co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of the new Poor People’s Campaign and 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, interview someone who is directly impacted by the issue, and a theological engagement with the issue that names a specific call to moral action.
Not long ago, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber announced he was 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. The movement is meant to bring together people around a wide variety of justice concerns in “moral fusion organizing to challenge and transform the mean-spirited divide-and-conquer politics” we see reigning in our country.
Those interested in the Poor People’s Campaign are encouraged to come and learn about this new movement and how we can participate in it. Please let us know if you would like to be informed of future gatherings.
*The Rev. Joe Summers, Vicar of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Pittsfield Twp.
*Ian Robinson, President, Huron Valley Area Labor Federation
*The Rev. Lori Carey, Pastor Trinity Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor.
*Tad Wysor, Member of First Congregational UCC Church in Ypsilanti & Co-founder of WEROC