JUNETEENTH-1: Poor People's Campaign: 3rd Reconstruction
Links to the other 4 Juneteenth posts are at the end.
Started in 1865 in Galveston, TX, among other remembrances, Juneteenth celebrates two historical freedom events:
1st Reconstruction after the War Between the States
2nd Reconstruction that grew out of the Civil Rights movement
TODAY, the national Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) is calling for a...
3RD RECONSTRUCTION...picking up the unfinished work of the first two
· May 25, 2021 PPC introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives: H Res 438 - Third Reconstruction: Fully addressing poverty and low wages from the bottom up. Read it here.
· June 7, 2021 Local PPC groups in over 50 locations delivered the Resolution to their members of the House.
· June 21, 2021 - National Poor People’s & Low-wage Workers Assembly (see next item)
· June 18, 2022 – Generationally-transformative Moral March on Washington (see below)
JOIN US ON JUNE 21ST -
NATIONAL POOR PEOPLE’S & LOW-WAGE WORKERS ASSEMBLY
Date: Mon. June 21 @ 5:30 pm ET Online and live in Raleigh, NC
--use site for more info, signing up and supporting our Campaign
5-minute Trailer for Monday event
Info (from PPC website):
“Poor people, low-wage workers, moral and faith leaders and advocates will gather online simultaneously with a socially-distant rally in Raleigh, NC for a National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Assembly. The hybrid online/in-person mass assembly will include our over 40 state coordinating committees, 200+ organizing partners, and thousands of moral and faith leaders in our Prophetic Council.
From June 21, the Poor People’s Campaign will launch a one year campaign fighting forward every day towards a massive, generationally-transformative Moral March on Washington and Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly on June 18, 2022.”
“People from every corner of the U.S. will converge and convene in the nation’s capital in the summer of 2022 to create a national stage for the voices and leadership of people directly impacted by systemic racism, the denial of health care and ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We will demonstrate the power and resolve of poor people to make the Third Reconstruction a reality.”
Since the 2nd Reconstruction of the Civil Rights movement, many separate groups have been working to end the particular form of injustice they address and those impacted by it: veterans, those without adequate housing or healthcare, immigrants, native and indigenous peoples, our environment, and poor and low-wealth people of all races. Realizing that with unity there is power, the PPC has been working to join these disparate groups in one mighty voice for change. JOIN US!!!
“We only get what we’re organized to take.”
COME share your talents with us! Join the PPC Movement...
...on this page, click your state name then follow the contact links (email and website) and fill in the “Join the Campaign!” form to get connected.
Links to Related Posts
JUNETEENTH-2: Ring Out Wild Bells for Freedom & Justice (3-minute read)
Using music, poetry and image, we reflect on this historic juncture in our nation's history, as the Poor People's Campaign has just launched a strategic plan to rebuild our nation - from the bottom up! Join us!!!
JUNETEENTH-3: “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop...Seen the Light...and Found It's Within Me...” (3-minute read)
Using mindful music and images, we consider the necessity of balancing our actions for social justice with periods of rest and refreshment – mountaintop experiences to sustain us for our times in the valleys...
JUNETEENTH-4: Music Fuels & Moves the Movement (7-minute read)
All about the power of musicians to tell us stories to both trouble our souls into ACTION and then provide the soundtrack for them...
JUNETEENTH-5: First Examine the Shadows in our own Hearts and Minds...OR, “Don’t just DO something.. (5-minute read)
Using Richard Rohr’s wisdom about first checking our own hearts before throwing the first stone, we are invited to “inquire within.” This medication is supplemented with musician Trevor Hall’s honest, soul-bearing storytelling and Sufi mystic Iman Jamal Rahman’s joyful exploration into the mystery of suffering.