Continuing our focus on activism around the murder of George Floyd by police on May 25th, Abby welcomes Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, Co-Chair of The Poor People’s Campaign, and President of Repairers of the Breach. Both organizations focus on organizing and uplifting communities across the country using a moral framework of public concerns such as how society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. Abby, who calls herself a “militant agnostic” who has “faith in people of faith” discusses with Rev. Barber how politics and morality not only overlap, but also that a moral movement can be rooted in the deepest principles of our constitution. Rev. Barber talks about the brutal and arrogant indifference of George Floyd’s killer, and how racism is a form of violence that infiltrates healthcare, public policy, and employment opportunities, and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the current environment of protest and civil disobedience.
6/20 & 6/21: Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March On Washington: A Digital Justice Gathering (Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival)
Repairers of the Breach
We Are Called To Be A Movement, by Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II
Amos 5 (King James Bible)
“The interlocking evils of systemic racism” (The Poor People’s Campaign)
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