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Date(s) - 01/29/2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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“We Cried Power” tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. Some 140 million people in the United States live in or near poverty. In this, the wealthiest society in human history, nearly half of the population lives in poverty or is struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford a $400 emergency without having to borrow money . Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Barber, a pastor from a Goldsboro, NC, joined other clergy members to launch a national movement led by poor and working people. During the We Cried Power Summer in 2018, thousands of people – black, white, Latino, First Nation, Asian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian, people not of faith, gay, straight, young and old – worked together, picking up the baton from the freedom fighters of the Civil Rights Movement.

Free-We will ask for donations to support the Poor People’s Campaign in North Carolina

EVENT PRESENTED BY:North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign http://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org