The Poor People’s Campaign: 1968-2018
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October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 16, 2018
This course runs on Tuesdays, September 18, October 2, October 9, and October 16, 5:30-8:30pm.
This 4-part series, taught by Kairos Center staff, will cover the following themes of the last historic campaign of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and its contemporary revival as the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival:
- September 18: The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign with Dr. Colleen Wessel-McCoy
- October 2: Changing Conditions and Changing Times: From 1968 to 2018 with Shailly Gupta Barnes
- October 9:The Role of Culture in Organizing the 1968 and 2018 Campaigns with Dr. Charon Hribar
- October 16: Organizing the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival: The Model and Framework for the 2018 Campaign with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary seeks to learn from, strengthen and expand transformative movements for social change. We come out of a history of poor people’s organizing in the United States and have connected with social movements around the world to understand the moment of transition and opportunity we are experiencing today. Drawing on the power of religions and human rights, our mission is to raise up generations of religious and community leaders committed to the unity and organization of the poor as the leading social force to build a broad transformative movement to end poverty.
Colleen Wessel-McCoyColleen Wessel-McCoy is Co-Coordinator of Poverty Scholarship and Leadership Development at the Kairos Center, National Political Educator for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Union Theological Seminary. She holds a PhD in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Her … Read More ›
Shailly Gupta Barnes