Rev. Dr. Barber of Moral Monday Movement to speak in Madison Thurs. 3/13

When: 7PM Central Time, Thursday March 13, 2014

Where: 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wisconsin
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This coming together of faith leaders, labor leaders, and progressives from both north and south is going to be intense.

Visiting speaker Reverend Barber is a leading force in the Moral Monday movement (also known as the “Forward Together Movement”).

The Moral Monday movement is a coming together of over 150 North Carolina groups who have united in opposition to a conservative takeover of both houses of the state’s legislature as well as the Guv’s seat. The North Carolina right wing coup was purchased by squillionaire Art Pope. After the win his Republican allies quickly began laying down an austerity and rights-suppressing agenda that reads like the ALEC playbook (Or Scott Walker’s).

The Forward Together Movement responded with weekly Monday rallies and civil disobedience to create a formidable, positive force that holds up the values of the faith community, of labor, of LGBTQ people, women, racial minorities – – a big tent which polled twice as popular as the North Carolina Republican legislature last summer.

In 2013 over the course of 13 consecutive Moral Mondays, 945 people were arrested and over 100,000 people rallied at North Carolina’s General Assembly.

Then came the February 8th weekend rally of 80,000 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The pragmatic may have a few questions.
Can this movement bring North Carolina’s political power all the way to Her people – or even just somewhere closer to them?
Is Moral Mondays the way to winning for North Carolina?
For Wisconsin?

My answer is I don’t know. I do know this will be a helluva lot more interesting than sitting around waiting for the next campaign ad.

I’m hoping to learn more on Thursday the 13th.

 

This 5 min. 40 second video gives you a peek at what Moral Mondays have been like.

 

Here is just 3 minutes of a talk delivered by Larsene Taylor, Vice President of UE Local 150. She talks about the fight to repeal “Right to Work (For Less)” legislation and the new efforts of NC’s Guv to add a ban on collective bargaining rights to the state constitution.

Here’s a 15 minute video of the Feb 8th march.

Here’s a good report on he 80,000-strong march of February 8th:
The Left Fights Back: This weekend’s massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn’t own morality.

Here’s some rightie pushback:
Right Wing Targets ‘Moral Mondays’ Organizer

Here’s info I pulled from the facebook event:

When: Thursday March 13, 2014

Where: 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wisconsin
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For more information, contact Patrick Barrett at pbarrett@ssc.wisc.edu or call 608-215-7132.

Moral Monday Movement co-founder and President of the North Carolina NAACP is speaking in Madison on THE PEOPLE’S MORAL AGENDA: ANTI-RACISM, ANTI-POVERTY, PRO-LABOR.

Thursday evening will feature a music and cultural event, featuring guest gospel sing along leader Yara Allen and the Solidarity Sing Along.

REV. DR. WILLIAM BARBER is President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and co-founder and leader of the Moral Monday Movement, a multiracial, multi-issue social justice movement that has mobilized thousands of North Carolinians in mass protests. Rev. Dr. Barber, along with local, state, and national NAACP leaders, has helped to lead the fight for voter rights, just redistricting, health care reform, labor and worker rights, protection of immigration rights, and reparation for women survivors of Eugenics, pardon for the Wilmington Ten and educational equality. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Wellstone Citizen Leadership Award and the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest citizenship award, and the former executive director of the North Carolina Human Relations Commission. Rev. Dr. Barber is a graduate of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, N.C and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a Doctoral degree from Drew University.

Co-sponsored by: Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures – Fountain of Life Church – Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice – Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons – Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice – Madison Urban Ministry – Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development – South Central Federation of Labor – Teaching Assistants Association Executive Board – Wisconsin NAACP – Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Please park in the City of Madison public ramp/State Street Capitol Ramp, located on the corner of Carroll and Johnson Streets. Very limited parking in the Bethel lot ONLY for those people with handicapped needs or mobility concerns. Drop offs to be done at front of the church on Wisconsin Avenue only please-do not use lot for that.

 

More nice Moral Monday photos

Advancement Project

Historic Thousands on Jones St. People’s Assembly Coalition

Forward Together facebook page

Rev. Barber’s YouTube channel

Facebook event

Hashtags to follow for Moral Mondays:
#HKonJ #MoralMonday

Organizers for the event:
SCFL web site

Labor & Working-Class Studies Project

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