The New And Unsettling Force: An Uprising of the Poor and Working Class

Start: Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:30 PM

The New And Unsettling Force:
An Uprising of the Poor and Working Class

2019 Lamar Lecture, First Presbyterian Church of Albany
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis,
Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and
National Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival

Joined by Willie Baptist of the Kairos Center

March 16th, 6:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
362 State St.
Albany, NY 12210

$10 suggested donation to benefit the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS
Childcare provided
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Sponsored by the Lamar fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany

Parking information:
First Presbyterian has a small lot that will be entirely reserved for those with accessibility needs. There is street parking in Washington Park and on surrounding streets.

Parking is also available at Westminster Presbyterian (lot is 85 Chestnut St.) which is a short walk to First Presbyterian.

Parking is also available at both lots at First Lutheran Church which has lots on 194 Western Ave. and 635 State St. A shuttle van will be available from First Lutheran to First Presbyterian from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, and returning for a half hour from the conclusion of the event.

In 2018, thousands of poor and working people in New York State and throughout the country joined together in collective action to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation, in the launch of the new Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist have deep backgrounds in community, anti-poverty, and labor organizing, and bring to this work years of experience and insight into not only the moral necessity of confronting these crises, but the needed vision, analysis, and strategy to build what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "A New and Unsettling Force" of the poor and dispossessed.

Join them for an evening of conversation around the history, vision, and strategy of what it will take to continue building this new and unsettling force.