The War Economy: Poor People's Campaign
May 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Organizer: Nick Pickrell

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.” The current annual military budget, at $668 billion, dwarfs the $190 billion allocated for education, jobs, housing and other basic services. Out of every dollar in federal discretionary spending, 53 cents goes towards the military and only 15 cents is spent on anti-poverty programs. Sr. Barbara McCracken, from Mount Saint Scholastica, will join us for a discussion on this evil the Poor People’s Campaign seeks to address. We will be having a taco bar for dinner, so bring a complementary side dish or dessert to share.