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Poor People's Campaign: Carrying on the Work of MLK, The Campaign Spreads Its Message in Maine


The Poor People’s Campaign, a movement originally organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, comes to Maine on Oct. 10, as part of a 20-state tour. The Poor People’s Campaign aims to change the national conversation and seriously address systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation.


Rev. Dr. William Barber, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; author, preacher, professor, chief architect of the "Forward Together Moral Movement"; MacArthur Foundation awardee (2018); and co-chair of The Poor People’s Campaign

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary