Social Justice Teach-In on Systemic Racism

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Social Justice Teach-In on Systemic Racism

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, 12 p.m.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we invite you to join us on Monday, Oct. 12, on Facebook Live at noon for a social justice teach-in on systemic racism and its impact on our society led by Zillah Wesley II, National Organizer for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival organization. 

The Poor People's Campaign, a march for economic justice, which Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was organizing in 1968 prior to his death, brought activists from across the nation to D.C. for Resurrection City. In 2018, for the 50th anniversary, the Library highlighted its role as the “people’s university” for the District of Columbia and reflected on the experiences that shaped 1968 locally and nationally through a series of programs and an online exhibition about King’s relationship with social and political movements in Washington, D.C. Check out the 1968 project here.

Join us on Monday, Oct. 12, to learn more about the history of the Poor People's Campaign, the organization's current work, and a social justice teach-in on systemic racism and its impact on our society. You don't want to miss this important event!