Economic Exploitation: Poor People's Campaign
Jun 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Organizer: Nick Pickrell

The Poor People’s Campaign was formed in 1968 because Martin Luther King, Jr. and others saw how poverty was interrelated to both racism and the war economy. His analysis was that in order to remake the whole of American society, the nation’s poor would need to come together to tackle the triple evils of poverty, racism, and the war economy. Today, nearly 140 million people are either poor or low income, and this touches all demographics. Rev. Dr. Tex Sample, pastor at Trinity United Methodist and professor Emeritus at Saint Paul School of Theology, will facilitate a discussion about poverty, faith, and the need to come together to fight poverty, not the poor. We will be having a sandwich bar for dinner, so bring a side dish or dessert to share.