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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