Exodus and Revolution + Poor People's Campaign
We are delighted to welcome Rev. Emily McNeill to Beacon on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 PM! Rev. McNeill is the co-chair of the New York State Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, as well the Executive Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is bringing together people across the country who are organizing to build a broad and deep national moral movement — led by the poor, impacted, clergy and moral agents and reﬂecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up. In the Spring of 2018, the Campaign will launch with 40 days of moral actions, from May 13th until June 21st, in at least 25 states and Washington D.C.
By engaging in coordinated and collective nonviolent civil disobedience and direct action across the nation, we will confront the enmeshed and inseparable evils of systemic racism and other forms of discrimination, poverty, militarism and the war economy, and ecological devastation; begin to shift the distorted moral narrative of our nation; advance common demands for transformative change; and build power to continue this ﬁght long after June 2018.
Rev. McNeill's talk will be the culmination of a community wide exploration of Exodus and Revolution, though everyone is invited to Rev McNeill's talk, whether or not you have been part of the class. however, if you have not been part of the Exodus and Revolution class, we do ask that you register for this event independently.