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

Building Leaders-What's Next?

  • Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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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 (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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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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The Real National Emergency Bus Tour Arriving in Syracuse, NY
Apr
6
to Apr 7

The Real National Emergency Bus Tour Arriving in Syracuse, NY

  • Syracuse, NY United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Real National Emergency Bus Tour
Arriving in Syracuse, NY
April 6-7, 2019

We will be exploring the intersections between Syracuse’s rich Abolitionist history and our present day reality. Please join us.

Saturday, April 6
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A Conversation with and presentation by Dr. Joan Hillsman, music educator, author, lecturer/demonstrator, university professor, African American music historian, church music clinician, curriculum writer and retired supervisor of music from the Washington DC public schools.
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 116 West Glen Ave., Syracuse, NY

Sunday, April 7
9:00 -10:00 a.m. A Conversation with Syracuse Cultural Workers and the Culture and Arts Movement members of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Location: To be determined

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Worship at Bethany Baptist Church
A brief introduction and greetings from the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Location: 149 Beattie St., Syracuse, NY

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Conversation – Abolition, The 15th Ward and Rte. 81
Location: 149 Beattie St., Syracuse, NY

1:30-2:30 p.m. The Jerry Rescue Monument
More Conversation – Abolition, Militarization and our Priorities
Location: Clinton Square

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Doing Time in Elmira-Poor People's Hearing
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Doing Time in Elmira-Poor People's Hearing

  • Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Elmira will be one of the first stops for the NYS Poor People's Campaign Freedom School tours across this great state! We will have a chance to tell the world the TRUTH about Elmira and how the pillars of evil intersect! Join us now so we can move #ForwardTogetherNotOneStepBack

Learn more & RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/doing-time-in-elmira

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NYS National Emergency Freedom School Bus Tour
Apr
4
to Apr 7

NYS National Emergency Freedom School Bus Tour

On April 4, 2019, the NYS Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will set off on a four-day organizing and political education journey across Western and Central New York. The NYS National Emergency Freedom School Bus Tour is one of more than two dozen tours nationwide starting in late March with the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

We can only shift the narrative by shifting the narrator, and on our tour we’ll shine a spotlight on the real national emergency in our country today and how it affects New Yorkers.

Groups from across New York State will gather on the tour to reflect and strategize with farmworkers, food pantry clients, advocates for prison abolition, and others directly impacted by the evils of systemic racism, poverty, environmental destruction and the war economy.

Join us on the tour at one of these tour stops:

Thursday, April 4
6:45 PM
Buffalo, NY
West Ferry St., Broderick Park at the Harriet Tubman Historical Plaque

Friday, April 5
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Elmira, NY — Doing Time in Elmira-Poor People's Hearing
Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church (400 Madison Ave, Elmira, NY 14901)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/ElmiraPPCHearing

Saturday, April 6
Enfield, NY
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Pancake Breakfast
Enfield Valley Grange (178 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca NY 14850)

Enfield, NY
11:00 AM
Visit to Food Pantry and Discussion of Rural Poverty
Enfield Food Pantry (182 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca, NY 14850)

Syracuse, NY — The Real National Emergency Bus Tour Arriving in Syracuse, NY
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
A Conversation with and presentation by Dr. Joan Hillsman
Atonement Lutheran Church (116 West Glen Ave., Syracuse, NY)

Sunday, April 7
Syracuse, NY — The Real National Emergency Bus Tour Arriving in Syracuse, NY
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM A Conversation with Syracuse Cultural Workers and the Culture and Arts Movement members of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Location TBD

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Worship at Bethany Baptist Church
A brief introduction and greetings from the national co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Bethany Baptist Church (149 Beattie St., Syracuse, NY)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Conversation
Bethany Baptist Church (149 Beattie St., Syracuse, NY)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Jerry Rescue Monument
Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY

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Save the Date! - NYS PPC - Westchester Organizing Meeting
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Save the Date! - NYS PPC - Westchester Organizing Meeting

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.

If this is your first meeting, come at 2pm for an introduction to the campaign. The regular meeting will start at 2:30pm.

We'll hear from attendees of the recent Poughkeepsie People's Hearing (https://www.facebook.com/events/2285466091735900/) and discuss next steps in the Lower Hudson Valley.

What: NYS Poor People's Campaign Westchester Organizing Meeting
Where: Location TBD - we'll let you know soon!
When: Sunday, March 31st, 2pm

If you have any questions, or have transportation or accessibility needs, e-mail newyork@poorpeoplescampaign.org

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Poughkeepsie Poor People's Hearing
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Poughkeepsie Poor People's Hearing

Join the New York State Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in Poughkeepsie on March 27th, as we hold a Poor People's Hearing to lift up the voices of the poor, directly impacted, and faith leaders, to build a movement and demand action to fight systemic racism, poverty, militarism, ecological devastation, and our nation's distorted moral narrative.

​We know that the issues most deeply impacting our communities are left out of political conversations. Therefore we are seeking to shift the narrative by shifting the narrators - telling our stories of struggle, resilience, and resistance. Sharing these stories is a first step in organizing a movement across historic lines of division, building power to be what Rev. Dr. King called "a new and unsettling force."

Speakers will include directly impacted residents and leaders from the Mid-Hudson Valley, who daily confront the evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism and the war economy, and ecological devastation.

We hope to see you at the Poor People's Hearing in Poughkeepsie, March 27th at 6:30pm! Don't forget to invite your friends, family, and communities.

Childcare and light refreshments will be available!

RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/poughkeepsie-poor-peoples-hearing/

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North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Canton
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

North Country PPC Organizing Meeting - Canton

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton New York (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

If this is your first meeting, join us at 6pm and learn the background and story of the campaign. Regular meeting will begin at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, March 19th, 6pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton
3 1/2 E Main St, Canton, NY

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

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Fight Poverty Not the Poor Capital Region Action
Mar
18
4:30 PM16:30

Fight Poverty Not the Poor Capital Region Action

The New York State Budget is an expression of our state’s values and priorities - and sadly the 2019-2020 budget proposals continue to prioritize a failed status quo over the 50.5% of New Yorkers who are poor and low-income. This budget continues to under-invest in public services, maintains New York’s first-in-the-nation inequality, fails to fix our regressive state and local tax system, and continues to direct our tax dollars to for-profit companies with no accountability.

On March 18, the New York Poor People’s Campaign will take action across the state, showing that the poor, activists, and faith leaders of all races and in all regions are united in demanding our state government change course and prioritize ending systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation.

Join the Capital Region Poor People's Campaign on Monday, March 18 for a brief orientation at First United Presbyterian Church at 4:30 PM. Then at 5:00 PM we will march from the Social Security Administration to the Renssalaer County Social Services Agency for a rally and speakout.

In Troy, 58% percent of residents do not earn enough to cover basic necessities. Yet while more and more of us are struggling to make ends meet, our government is eroding the social safety net we rely on. On March 18, we are marching from the Social Security Administration to the Rensselaer County Social Services Agency because the people of Troy and the workers at these agencies deserve a strong, fully funded safety net to meet the growing need. At the same time, we demand massive public investment in housing, education, green jobs, health care, and infrastructure to finally end poverty in our wealthy state.

More Info & RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fight-poverty-not-the-poor-capital-region-action

Host Contact Info: emcneill@labor-religion.org

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Fight Poverty Not the Poor Eastern Southern Tier Action
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Fight Poverty Not the Poor Eastern Southern Tier Action

The New York State Budget is an expression of our state’s values and priorities - and sadly the 2019-2020 budget proposals continue to prioritize a failed status quo over the 50.5% of New Yorkers who are poor and low-income. This budget continues to under-invest in public services, maintains New York’s first-in-the-nation inequality, fails to fix our regressive state and local tax system, and continues to direct our tax dollars to for-profit companies with no accountability.

On March 18, the New York Poor People’s Campaign will take action across the state, showing that the poor, activists, and faith leaders of all races and in all regions are united in demanding our state government change course and prioritize ending systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation.

Elmira is the real national emergency!! We rank as one of the poorest cities in NY, with one of the worst school districts in the state, some of the lowest health rankings in the state, but breaking records for lead poisoning, opioid abuse, and declines in employment and economic output! We’re tired of being locked up in a system that has forgotten us!! This is why we will gather at the Chemung County Jail (211 William St., Elmira, NY 14901) for the Fight Poverty and Not the Poor Eastern Southern Tier Action on Monday, March 18th at 3:00!

More info & RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fight-poverty-not-the-poor-eastern-southern-tieraction

Host Contact Info: bforsyth770@yahoo.com

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Fight Poverty Not the Poor Long Island Action
Mar
18
2:30 PM14:30

Fight Poverty Not the Poor Long Island Action

  • 801 Carman Avenue Westbury, NY, 11590 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New York State Budget is an expression of our state’s values and priorities - and sadly the 2019-2020 budget proposals continue to prioritize a failed status quo over the 50.5% of New Yorkers who are poor and low-income. This budget continues to under-invest in public services, maintains New York’s first-in-the-nation inequality, fails to fix our regressive state and local tax system, and continues to direct our tax dollars to for-profit companies with no accountability.

On March 18, the New York Poor People’s Campaign will take action across the state, showing that the poor, activists, and faith leaders of all races and in all regions are united in demanding our state government change course and prioritize ending systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation.

Join the Long Island Poor People's Campaign on Monday, March 18 at 2:30 PM in the park next to Carvel’s at 801 Carman Avenue in Westbury for a short orientation and training, then march 0.7 miles up Carman Avenue to rally at the JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER, which is behind the Nassau County Family Court at the corner of Old Country Road and Carman Avenue in Westbury. We will hold a rally in front of the Nassau County Juvenile Detention Center, with signs and banners proclaiming "Youth Belong in Schools Not Jails" and "Education Not Incarceration," "Strong Communities Make Jails Obsolete." The rally will begin at 3:30.

We will gather on March 18th to march in solidarity to the Juvenile Detention Center, which houses children as young as 10-years-old — children who should be in school but who instead have been thrown into the school-to-prison pipeline. We will hear speakers who have been personally impacted by our criminal injustice system; a speaker who works with children in our woefully underfunded schools to try to keep them out of the school-to-prison pipeline; and activists who can tell us more about our criminal justice and educational systems on Long Island and in New York State. You will hear how the State’s funding impacts poor people and people-of-color disproportionally; and we hope that you will be motivated to join us as the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival works to change the moral narrative in our society and right the wrongs perpetrated on the majority of us by the power elite currently controlling the pursestrings.

More information & RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fight-poverty-not-the-poor-long-island-action

Host Contact Info: Susan Karbiner at 631-560-1642 or jkarbiner@aol.com

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Fight Poverty Not the Poor NYC Action
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Fight Poverty Not the Poor NYC Action

The New York State Budget is an expression of our state’s values and priorities - and sadly the 2019-2020 budget proposals continue to prioritize a failed status quo over the 50.5% of New Yorkers who are poor and low-income. This budget continues to under-invest in public services, maintains New York’s first-in-the-nation inequality, fails to fix our regressive state and local tax system, and continues to direct our tax dollars to for-profit companies with no accountability.

On March 18, the New York Poor People’s Campaign will take action across the state, showing that the poor, activists, and faith leaders of all races and in all regions are united in demanding our state government change course and prioritize ending systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation.

In sight of both the Statue of Liberty and the Charging Bull of Wall Street, New Yorkers will gather for the New York City Poor People’s Campaign's Fight Poverty, Not the Poor Day of Action to lift up the contradictions of this place both as a symbol of historic welcome and obsession with wealth. We will call on the state’s budget to be a moral document, and we will highlight how the lack of funding has impacted criminal justice, education, healthcare, housing and immigration. We will challenge the City’s profiteers that put profit above people and those most impacted by these immoral policies and practices will share their stories with those gathered to demand that our needs be met. New York City is undeniably a place of abundance, even extravagance, and in this city we challenge the narrative of scarcity and acknowledge the ability to end poverty.

Join the NYC Poor People's Campaign on Monday, March 18 at 12:00 PM at the Wall Street Charging Bull (25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004) as we demand that New York fight poverty, not the poor!

Learn more & RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fight-poverty-not-the-poor-nyc-action
Host Contact Info: kjsmith67@gmail.com

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The New And Unsettling Force: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

The New And Unsettling Force: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

The New And Unsettling Force:
An Uprising of the Poor and Working Class
2019 Lamar Lecture, First Presbyterian Church of Albany
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis,
Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and
National Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival

Joined by Willie Baptist of the Kairos Center

March 16th, 6:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
362 State St.
Albany, NY 12210
RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/the-new-and-unsettling-force-an-uprising-of-the-poor-and-working-class/
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS
Childcare provided

Sponsored by the Lamar fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany

Parking information:
First Presbyterian has a small lot that will be entirely reserved for those with accessibility needs. There is street parking in Washington Park and on surrounding streets.

Parking is also available at Westminster Presbyterian (lot is 85 Chestnut St.) which is a short walk to First Presbyterian.

Parking is also available at both lots at First Lutheran Church which has lots on 194 Western Ave. and 635 State St. A shuttle will be available from First Lutheran to First Presbyterian from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, and returning for a half hour from the conclusion of the event.

In 2018, thousands of poor and working people in New York State and throughout the country joined together in collective action to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation, in the launch of the new Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist have deep backgrounds in community, anti-poverty, and labor organizing, and bring to this work years of experience and insight into not only the moral necessity of confronting these crises, but the needed vision, analysis, and strategy to build what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "A New and Unsettling Force" of the poor and dispossessed.

Join them for an evening of conversation around the history, vision, and strategy of what it will take to continue building this new and unsettling force.

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