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The Poor People’s Campaign

May 13 - June 23

Silhouettes of people marching with flags and banners - the Poor People's Campaign logo

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, the Poor People’s Campaign is “a national call for moral revival [and] is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.” (From the PPC website.)

Themes of Moral Justice

Every week, between May 13 and June 23, people will gather to commit organized, nonviolent civil disobedience in order to address a specific theme of moral justice.

  • Week 1 (May 13-19) – Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Children, Women and People with Disabilities Living in Poverty
  • Week 2 (May 20-26) – Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities
  • Week 3 (May 27-June 2) – The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence
  • Week 4 (June 3-9) – The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Health Care
  • Week 5 (June 10-16) – Everybody’s Got the Right To Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing
  • Week 6 (June 17-23) – A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative

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