Reverend William Barber is a religious progressive at the helm of one of the most important social justice coalitions in the country, a group of activists and community leaders active in 35 states poised to initiate the re-boot of Dr. MLK’s Poor People’s Movement in June of 2018. For Barber and his constituents, the call to social action has never been more pressing. Barber, the former President of the North Carolina NAACP, has been in the trenches for some time. He was at the helm of a multi-year effort in North Carolina to respond to voter interference, gerrymandering, the infamous Bathroom Bill, known as Moral Mondays—a model of progressive, LGBTQ-inclusive, multi-racial, broad-based grassroots organizing in which Barber used his identity as a Pastor to bring in both multiple faith communities as well as those who are fully secular. He has left the NAACP to work fully on the effort to launch a new Poor People’s Campaign from the helm of Repairers of the Breach.
WHEN: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:30pmWHERE: NYU Skirball — 566 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY
Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms, SKIRBALL TALKS hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more.
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