Don’t miss Rev. Dr. William Barber II on October 2 & 3 at our 40th Birthday Bash!
“We are at a turning point in American history. We are at a Third Reconstruction. We are at the moment when forces come together to push this country forward toward the goal of a better life for all: sustainable wages, affordable health care, quality education, and, respect for workers’ right to stick together in unions so they can be heard.
Do not forget…this is a movement, not a moment.”
Get ready for a booming and moving voice for justice! Rev. Barber is a Protestant minister and political leader in North Carolina. He is the founder of #MoralMondays – an acclaimed movement that has catalyzed a new progressive wave of action in North Carolina.
Barber is an incredible orator who unifies folks across race, class, gender, and labor lines to achieve racial and economic justice.
He’s a member of the national Board of the NAACP, as well as the president of North Carolina’s NAACP. He led a voter registration effort that added more than 442,000 new voters and provided access to 1.5 million voters.
Barber has been featured on Wall Street, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Crisis Magazine, and has spoken, preached, and lectured around the country. Barber received his bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina Central University, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a doctorate from Drew University with a concentration in public policy and pastoral care.
- Watch Rev. Barber in action on the #fightfor15 here – warning: this will leave you inspired.
- Read a great Mother Jones piece on him: “Meet the Preacher Behind Moral Mondays“
- Check out more on Barber on Facebook here and Twitter here.
Join us on Oct. 2 and 3 to celebrate 40 years of tackling tough issues and getting things done, and to lift up our bold and progressive People and Planet First agenda (just in time for Iowa’s presidential caucus season).
There will be live music and dancing, food, and great people, including the following big-name movement doers and thinkers!