Friday June 19 we will meet the holy day enshrined by the Black community itself to celebrate the effective date when freedom from slavery came to the Blacks of Texas. This year it is close to becoming an unofficial holyday for all anti-racist Americans. The Shalom Center will send you some moments of spiritual offering in which all of us can join.
And then, after years of planning and preparation, on Saturday and Sunday June 20-21, will come national “virtual” days of change-demanding celebration. Originally planned to be a physical day of presence in Washington DC, in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic it became a decentralized Internet event.
The Poor People’s Campaign knows that systemic racism and multiracial poverty are not only interlocked with each other, but combine with three other evils -- climate crisis and ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
June 20-21 we are coming together to demand that the 140 million poor and low-income people in our nation — from every race, creed, gender, sexuality and place — are no longer ignored, dismissed or pushed to the margins of our political and social agenda.
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering will be broadcast on Saturday June 20, 2020 at 10 AM EDT & 6 PM EDT and on Sunday June 21 at 6 PM EDT at June2020.org.
At this unprecedented moment, we must tell the truth about the dire failures of our political leaders. We must also demonstrate that it is the leadership emerging from our communities that is paving a different way forward.
History teaches us that it is exactly in moments like these that a movement of the many is necessary to force the nation into action and that the key to real and lasting change lies in our ability to come together in new and bold ways. Rise with us by registering for June 20, 2020 and join the broadcast on June 20 at 10 AM EDT & 6 PM EDT and on June 21 at 6 PM EDT at June2020.org.
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Blessings to us all -- of shalom, salaam, paz, peace, namaste! -- Arthur