Poor People's Campaign
To help us all understand the issue of systemic racism, I’m inviting you to participate with me in the Poor People’s Campaign – a virtual assembly and moral march on Washington tomorrow June 20 @ 10 am & 6 pm EST AND Sunday June 21 @ 6 pm EST.
Please register to participate at Register today for June 20, 2020.
For more info: June2020.org.
I was invited to join this movement for lasting change by the person I consider my spiritual father – Richard Rohr, a Franciscan who’s own spiritual father – Francis of Assisi – chose to view the Kingdom of G-d from the perspective of those at the margins of society – the very people his Teacher (Jesus) chose to hang out with.
Here’s the invitation letter from their website:
This pandemic and economic collapse, along with the recent wave of police brutality and racist murders, have forced this nation into an unprecedented season of crisis and action. Much continues to change day by day, but here is what we know: this emergency results from a deeper and much longer-term crisis, of systemic racism, inequality, and a society that ignores the needs of 140 million people who are poor or a $400 emergency away from being poor.
Over the last two years, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has worked to lay the groundwork for a broad movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. People across the nation are joining the Campaign to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, climate change and ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
They are coming together to demand that the 140 million poor and low-income people in our nation — from every race, creed, gender, sexuality and place — are no longer ignored, dismissed or pushed to the margins of our political and social agenda.
That’s why I’m proud to join the Poor People’s Campaign as a mobilizing partner for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering, broadcast on June 20, 2020 at 10 AM EST & 6 PM EST and on June 21 at 6 PM EST at June2020.org.
The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington will be an historic digital event. Across the internet and the airwaves we will drive the vision and agenda of our communities into the heart of the national narrative.
In this unprecedented moment, we must tell the truth about the dire failures of our political leaders. We must also demonstrate that it is the leadership emerging from our communities that is paving a different way forward.
History teaches us that it is exactly in moments like these that a movement of the many is necessary to force the nation into action and that the key to real and lasting change lies in our ability to come together in new and bold ways. Rise with us by registering for June 20, 2020 and join the broadcast on June 20 at 10 AM EST & 6 PM EST and on June 21 at 6 PM EST at June2020.org. Share the news through this social media toolkit.
On June 20, we cry power to the nation!