Buffalo - Come and sing movement songs!
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Buffalo - Come and sing movement songs!

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The Poor People's Campaign, the Civil Rights Movement, the Disability rights movement, the Union Movement, the Women's Rights Movement and so many others... they all have songs that go with them. Songs lay the basis for our understanding of politics, religion and our lives. Come and sing songs with the Poor People's Campaign and share a potluck meal with us! All are welcome and welcome to bring the songs that move them!

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North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Gouverneur
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Gouverneur

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is bringing together people across the country who are organizing to build a broad and deep national moral movement — led by the poor, impacted, clergy and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.

Continue Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s work confronting the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation.

Join us to learn updates from the campaign and continue building the movement in the North Country! We'll hear report-backs from the Poor People's Campaign Moral Action Congress in D.C. and discuss upcoming plans in the North Country.

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NYS PPC - Capital Region Organizing Meeting
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

NYS PPC - Capital Region Organizing Meeting

Join us for a Poor People's Campaign Organizing Meeting! We'll have a report back from the Moral Action Congress in Washington D.C. and discuss other events coming up this summer.

Where: St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave, Albany. Enter through accessible door on the parking lot side of the building.
When: Monday, July 15th, 6:00pm
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NYC PPC Meetup at Lights for Liberty Rally
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

NYC PPC Meetup at Lights for Liberty Rally

Join us on July 12 as we stand with Lights of Liberty to shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps. People will begin arriving at 7pm. At 9pm local time, at every detention camp, and in cities, towns, and homes around America, a silent sea of candles will light up the nation.
Somebody is hurtin' our people and we won't be silent anymore.

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North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Canton
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Canton

  • 3 1/2 East Main Street Canton, NY, 13617 United States (map)
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The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is bringing together people across the country who are organizing to build a broad and deep national moral movement — led by the poor, impacted, clergy and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.

Continue Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s work confronting the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation.

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The Poor People's Moral Action Congress
Jun
17
to Jun 19

The Poor People's Moral Action Congress

The Poor People’s Moral Action Congress is being organized at Trinity Washington University from June 17 to 19, 2019 by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Nearly one thousand poor people, moral leaders, activists, and advocates from over 40 states across the country will convene on Washington DC for three days to strategize, learn and build power together.

During the Congress, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will launch the Poor People’s Moral Budget that shows concretely how to enact the demands of the Campaign. We will hold a Forum with 2020 Presidential Candidates when poor people from across the country will ask questions about the issues that impact their lives and we will hold a Hearing from those most impacted by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism who are coming together to organize a movement. On the second day of Congress, participants will join workshops or longer tracks to learn how and why we are building a moral fusion movement.

Come join a fusion movement that is building in more than 40 states and Washington DC – shifting the narrative, impacting policies, and building power among the 140 million poor people in the United States.

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New York State PPC at Riverside Church Benefit Film Screening!
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

New York State PPC at Riverside Church Benefit Film Screening!

Join the New York State Poor People’s Campaign @ The Riverside Church in Room 311 MLK on Friday, June 14th from 7pm-11pm for a special film screening event to benefit our NYS delegation to the Poor People's Moral Action Congress in Washington, DC this June, sponsored by Latino Ministry and Mission and Social Justice at The Riverside Church!

The evening will include:

-A screening of EMPIRE STATE RUMBLINGS by Peter Kinoy
-Meet and greet with current members, organizers, and artists of the relaunched Campaign
-Entertainment, including music & dancing
-A raffle with prizes
-Food & light refreshments

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Hunger, Housing, and Healthcare in the North Country
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Hunger, Housing, and Healthcare in the North Country

Join us at Hunger, Housing, and Healthcare in the North Country: A People's Hearing
Sunday, June 9, 2-5pm
Bend in the River Park
90 River St., Canton, NY
Cookout and Kid's Games available

Share some food with your neighbors who are dealing with these issues, hear stories of resilience and resistance, and learn more about how we're organizing to fight back.

Questions, transportation or accessibility needs? Contact newyork@poorpeoplescampaign.org

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Theologies of Liberation at TPF (3/3)
Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

Theologies of Liberation at TPF (3/3)

On Wednesday 5/22 from 5:30-8:30pm, a three part series on Theologies of Liberation begins at The People's Forum. This course will examine the theology that has emerged around and through social struggle in the US. We will look at the struggle for the abolition of slavery, tenant labor organizing, welfare rights and homeless organizing, all of which provided the basis for understanding the theology that is guiding and being discovered through the renewed call for a Poor People's Campaign in 2018. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the material conditions that led to social struggle and the battle for biblical and theological ideas that emerged as part of those struggles.

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Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR)
Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR)

Hosted by the NYC Poor People’s Campaign and the People’s Forum, Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR) is a cross-movement space for New Yorkers to create community through singing and support each other as we work for justice in our city. We’ll learn songs and chants to share at demonstrations and direct actions, tell our stories of hope and resistance, and create the world we know is possible.

Songs In the Key of Resistance (a community song and chant share) will be held the 3rd Saturday (3:00-6:00PM) and 1st Monday (7:00-9:00PM) of each month. This exchange is free and open to everyone regardless of singing ability. Bring your songs and an instrument if you play! On Saturdays, bring food to share for a potluck!

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Theologies of Liberation at TPF (2/3)
May
29
5:30 PM17:30

Theologies of Liberation at TPF (2/3)

On Wednesday 5/22 from 5:30-8:30pm, a three part series on Theologies of Liberation begins at The People's Forum. This course will examine the theology that has emerged around and through social struggle in the US. We will look at the struggle for the abolition of slavery, tenant labor organizing, welfare rights and homeless organizing, all of which provided the basis for understanding the theology that is guiding and being discovered through the renewed call for a Poor People's Campaign in 2018. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the material conditions that led to social struggle and the battle for biblical and theological ideas that emerged as part of those struggles.

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Building Leaders-What's Next?
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Building Leaders-What's Next?

  • Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church (map)
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Join the New York State Poor People’s Campaign in Elmira for a potluck dinner and discussion on how we can develop the infrastructure to fight for equality and justice!! We have only just begun to stand together and we are building a movement, not just a moment! We firmly believe that EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE!!

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Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street
May
25
2:30 PM14:30

Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street

Join the Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street on Saturday 5/25, from 2:30-4:30pm. Led by John Wessel-McCoy, educator and organizer from the Kairos Center and the University of the Poor, the walk is designed first and foremost for leaders emerging from the ranks of the poor and dispossessed – people on the front line of struggles against the interlocking evils of poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological crisis.

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Exhibition Tour of Everybody’s Got The Right To Live
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Exhibition Tour of Everybody’s Got The Right To Live

Who lived at Resurrection City in 1968? What was it like to live there? Join us at Interference Archive on Saturday afternoon for an intimate look at the current exhibition (http://interferencearchive.org/everybodys-got-a-right-to-live-the-poor-peoples-campaign-1968-now/) with our esteemed elder Carlos Raúl Dufflar, a leader in both the original Poor People’s Campaign of 1968 and today’s PPC: A National Call for Moral Revival! A rare chance to hear the photographs and archival materials come to life with poetry, stories, music and firsthand insights from his experiences as a resident of Resurrection City, and from 50 years of organizing.

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Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis (3/3)
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis (3/3)

Over three evenings from Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 24 from 6:30-9:30PM, join Dr. Jordan T. Camp and Rev. Claudia de la Cruz for a three-part seminar on Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis. The course will consider the role of conjunctural analysis in political and social movements, and explore the development of this method by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci.

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Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis (2/3)
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis (2/3)

Over three evenings from Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 24 from 6:30-9:30PM, join Dr. Jordan T. Camp and Rev. Claudia de la Cruz for a three-part seminar on Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis. The course will consider the role of conjunctural analysis in political and social movements, and explore the development of this method by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci.

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Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis

Over three evenings from Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 24 from 6:30-9:30PM, join Dr. Jordan T. Camp and Rev. Claudia de la Cruz for a three-part seminar on Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis. The course will consider the role of conjunctural analysis in political and social movements, and explore the development of this method by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci.

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Theologies of Liberation
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Theologies of Liberation

On Wednesday 5/22 from 5:30-8:30pm, a three part series on Theologies of Liberation begins at The People's Forum. This course will examine the theology that has emerged around and through social struggle in the US. We will look at the struggle for the abolition of slavery, tenant labor organizing, welfare rights and homeless organizing, all of which provided the basis for understanding the theology that is guiding and being discovered through the renewed call for a Poor People's Campaign in 2018. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the material conditions that led to social struggle and the battle for biblical and theological ideas that emerged as part of those struggles.

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North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Potsdam
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Potsdam

Tuesday, May 21st, 6pm
Potsdam United Methodist Church
26 Main St., Potsdam, NY

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is bringing together people across the country who are organizing to build a broad and deep national moral movement — led by the poor, impacted, clergy and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.

Continue Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s work confronting the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation.

Join us to learn updates from the campaign and continue building the movement in the North Country! We'll discuss the upcoming Moral Action Congress in D.C., and continue planning for the upcoming North Country People's Hearing.

If this is your first meeting, or you want to get better at sharing about the campaign, join us at 6pm and learn the background and story of the campaign. Regular meeting will begin at 6:30pm.

Need transportation, childcare, or other accessibility? Contact: newyork@poorpeoplescampaign.org

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NYS PPC - Capital Region Organizing Meeting
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

NYS PPC - Capital Region Organizing Meeting

Join us for a Poor People's Campaign Organizing Meeting! We'll be discussing the upcoming Moral Action Congress in Washington D.C. and other events coming up this summer.

Where: St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave, Albany. Enter through accessible door on the parking lot side of the building.
When: Monday, May 20th, 6:00pm
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At 6pm we'll go over the story, strategy, and structure of the campaign, and then the regular meeting will begin at 6:30pm. If you're new, or want to get better at presenting on the campaign, join us at 6!

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is bringing together people across the country who are organizing to build a broad and deep national moral movement — led by the poor, impacted, clergy and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.

Continue Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s work confronting the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation.

Questions, transportation assistance, or accessibility needs? E-mail newyork@poorpeoplescampaign.org

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Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR)
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR)

Hosted by the NYC Poor People’s Campaign and the People’s Forum, Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR) is a cross-movement space for New Yorkers to create community through singing and support each other as we work for justice in our city. We’ll learn songs and chants to share at demonstrations and direct actions, tell our stories of hope and resistance, and create the world we know is possible.

Songs In the Key of Resistance (a community song and chant share) will be held the 3rd Saturday (3:00-6:00PM) and 1st Monday (7:00-9:00PM) of each month. This exchange is free and open to everyone regardless of singing ability. Bring your songs and an instrument if you play! On Saturdays, bring food to share for a potluck!

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NYC Poor People’s Campaign Concert & Jam
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

NYC Poor People’s Campaign Concert & Jam

Join us in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, May 17th, from 7-10pm at the Interference Archive for a NYC Poor People's Campaign Concert & Jam!

“…the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign was grounded in a spirit of solidarity, of reconciling a troubled past, and of finding the dignity in all people. Nowhere did that emerge more poignantly than in the movement’s songs.” Angelica Aboulhosn

An evening of music and song in celebration of the history and spirit of the Poor People’s Campaign featuring an incredible line-up of contemporary musicians and movement leaders! After the concert we will lift our voices in a song circle and open jam, please bring your musical instruments and join in!

Free admission.

Image credit Bev Grant/Getty Images

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NYC Film Screening
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

NYC Film Screening

Join us in Brooklyn, NY at the Interference Archive on Thursday, May 9th from 7pm-9pm for a screening of EMPIRE STATE RUMBLINGS and a report back on the NYS National Emergency Freedom School Bus Tour!

The first film to document the launch of the New York State Poor People’s Campaign, EMPIRE STATE RUMBLINGS tells the story of a new type of organizing seen through the eyes of four incredible women who participated in the intensity of the campaign’s beginnings. Filmed by a team of activist videographers over 40 Days of Action in the spring of 2018, as week after week, poor people from around the state gathered in Albany to confront their government and make their voices heard, EMPIRE STATE RUMBLINGS is produced by award-winning filmmaker Peter Kinoy with an original score by Brooklyn based musician/composer Dan Loomis. (30 min; free admission)

Following the film, local organizers, artists and educators from the NYC Poor People’s Campaign will join us to report back on the recent National Emergency Freedom School Bus Tour, and their journey through the state to shine a light on the REAL national emergencies facing our communities today.

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Free Screening: "Paris to Pittsburgh"
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Free Screening: "Paris to Pittsburgh"

Join Mothers Out Front for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh at the Park Church in Elmira, NY on May 8th at 7:00PM EST.

As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, Americans aren’t waiting on Washington, DC to act to protect a healthy planet today and a livable future for all children tomorrow. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, people are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.

We invite you to hear incredible stories of loss and empowerment in Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

Looking forward to seeing you at this inspiring and powerful event! Please RSVP using the link: http://ny.mothersoutfront.org/paris_to_pittsburgh_elmira_ny_20190508

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Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR)
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR)

Hosted by the NYC Poor People’s Campaign and the People’s Forum, Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR) is a cross-movement space for New Yorkers to create community through singing and support each other as we work for justice in our city. We’ll learn songs and chants to share at demonstrations and direct actions, tell our stories of hope and resistance, and create the world we know is possible.

Songs In the Key of Resistance (a community song and chant share) will be held the 3rd Saturday (3:00-6:00PM) and 1st Monday (7:00-9:00PM) of each month. This exchange is free and open to everyone regardless of singing ability. Bring your songs and an instrument if you play! On Saturdays, bring food to share for a potluck!

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Long Island PPC Organizing Meeting
May
4
2:30 PM14:30

Long Island PPC Organizing Meeting

  • Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church (map)
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The Poor People’s Campaign has come to Long Island!

The Long Island Regional Committee invites you to a meeting on May 4th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at the WANTAGH MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (1845 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh) featuring a brief introduction to the New York State and Long Island Campaigns, a video of actions in New York, and a discussion of where we’re going from here.

All are invited to participate as we expand our plans for moving forward. Refreshments will be provided. Parking and church entrance are at the rear of the church.

For more information contact: Susan Karbiner at 631-560-1642 or jkarbiner@aol.com

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Everybody's Got a Right to Live: The Poor People's Campaign 1968 and Now
Apr
18
to Jun 23

Everybody's Got a Right to Live: The Poor People's Campaign 1968 and Now

This exhibition provides a look at some of the visual culture of the original PPC, including photographs of marches and rallies, press coverage, and a contemporary public response to a mural in Resurrection City called the ‘hunger wall’ created with the DC Public Library, in addition to showcasing the efforts of the new PPC and a portfolio of Justseeds posters created in solidarity with their actions.

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