In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth, we present a public lecture by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II. This lecture will serve to inaugurate the Clarence B. Jones Fellowship, and is co-sponsored by African and African American Studies (AAAS) and the Stanford Office for Religious Life. The event is open to the public. Doors to the Stanford Memorial Church will open at 6:30PM. For driving and parking directions, please visit: https://religiouslife.stanford.edu/memorial-church/visit-memorial-church
The Rev. Dr. Barber serves as the President of Repairers of the Breach. As stated in their mission statement, they are a non-profit organization that "declare[s] that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. [...]"Drawing on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967/68 Poor People's Campaign, which called for a 'revolution of values,' Repairers of the Breach is working in partnership with the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national partners, to lead the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. This multi-state movement has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations, and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction, and other injustices."
Learn more at www.breachrepairers.org