Poor People's Campaign Teach-In at Shaw Library

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Poor People's Campaign Teach-In at Shaw Library

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Shaw Neighborhood Library on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. with a teach-in by the local chapter of the Poor People's Campaign.

In December 1967, Rev. Dr. King announced the plan to bring together poor people from across the country for a new march on Washington. This march was to demand better jobs, better homes, and better education. Named, the Poor People's Campaign, Dr. King's full vision for this project was not fully realized due to his assassination. However, in 2016, Reverend Dr. William Barber revitalized the mission of the Poor People's Campaign and they have been active across the country pushing for policies to better the lives of the poor in America.

The local chapter of the Poor People's Campaign will hold a teach-in at Shaw Neighborhood Library and provide information on the history of the organization, their current activities, and how you can get involved and help make change in our community, city and country.

This is a great event for youth and adults who are interested in being more civically engaged in their community.