Poor People’s Campaign – East Bay Mass Meeting

•LEARN from our neighbors affected by unjust policies

•GEAR UP for 40 Days of Action

•CONNECT with other activists, people of faith, and all those who care about justice

•LISTEN to an inspiring preacher from a church in downtown Los Angeles

Keynote speaker: Pastor Eddie Anderson, McCarty Memorial Christian Church

Together, we will rise up and challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the nation’s distorted morality!

RSVP for this free event: www.bit.ly/ppc-eastbay Questions? Contact David at 510-508-7104

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The Poor People’s Campaign has just released a social history of the US over past 50 years called “The Souls of Poor Folk”, showing that little progress has been made in combating poverty since the death of MLK .
Recent Regional Dates and Projects to keep in mind:
Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Information received from national webcast on March 19, 2018 and local meeting on April 3rd

Prepared by Norman Bardsley

The major outcome from the webcast was a description of the themes for the six weeks of the campaign

  1. May 13-19: “It’s gone on far too long – who is hurting?” Focus on suffering people, through examples and statistics. Examples will certainly include mothers and children (May 13this Mother’s Day) and the disabled.
  2. May 20-26: “Systemic Racism” – Voter suppression, police procedures and criminal justice system, access to high quality education and housing, immigration policies and enforcement, incitement to or toleration of hate speech and discrimination, the connection between systemic racism and systemic poverty……
  3. May 27-June 2 (Including Memorial Day): “The Military Economy” – The imbalance between military and social programs, war fatalities and long-term impact on participants, idolization of violence and the gun culture, militarization of internal security services (arming teachers etc)…..
  4. June 3-9: “Ecological Devastation” – Healthy planet and healthy people – climate change, air pollution, contaminated water, land control, soil preservation, health care….
  5. June 10-16: “Right to Live with Human Dignity” – Access to the elements that could support an abundant life for all if equitably shared – jobs that provide a living wage and fair working conditions, food, housing, education……
  6. June 17-23: “Distorted Moral Narrative” – The hijacking of moral imperatives by groups who focus on narrow issues, often in the name of religious beliefs or false nationalism. The need to expand social programs to heal those who have been hurt with advocacy to remove the causes of injury, deprivation and discrimination.  Working towards Moral Fusion by supporting others whose passions and expertise differ from ours.

The schedule for preparation and specific actions during the six weeks is less clear.  But here are some provisional dates:

April 10: Release in DC of the “The Souls of Poor Folks” Audit prepared by the Institute for Policy Studies (a draft is available at https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/index.php/audit/

April 14: National training program for those wishing to participate in direct action.  There will be a local training session at the Oakland Peace Center and others still to be scheduled

April 16: Moral Mondays mass meeting in Sacramento (Flyer below)

April 21: A local mass meeting at Taylor Memorial Church, Oakland between 4pm and 8 pm

May 14 – June 18: Nationally coordinated direct action in Sacramento on Mondays (except that the Week 3 action will be on Tuesday, May 29)

May 15: Annual FAME Interfaith Breakfast, focused on the launch of the national PPC

June 23rd:  Nationally coordinated final mass meetings or rallies

Come back here for updates!

 

Be ready to to take action during the 40-days of Action…

 

Attend the NONVIOLENT MORAL FUSION DIRECT ACTION TRAINING
Saturday, April 14th from 9AM – 4PM
(registration – 9AM, training – 9:30AM)
SEIU Local 2015
681 W Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA

Refreshments provided – Dress comfortable

Sign the attached Nonviolence Covenant and turn in day of training.

Also, join us at the Monday Moral Mass Meeting in Sacramento on April 16th.

See attached flyer for more information

If you have any questions, please contact 

Rev Ashiya Odeye- Northern California NVDA Coordinator

therev@justicereformcoalition.org

916 893-9793

Covenant of Nonviolence: Covenant of Nonviolence – FINAL 3.15.18 (1) (1)

More links:

PPC-Report-Draft-1 reduced

Edwardsv.California

Rev.Barber’sBlueprint