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Rev. Dr. William Barber II, founder of the Moral Mondays movement, President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, will bring the voice of his civil rights activism to the cause of striking educators with the Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union Local 73.

Sunday, October 27
3-5 p.m.
New Mt. Pilgrim M.B. Church
4301 W. Washington Blvd.

Rev. Dr. William Barber II brings a passion for justice to the struggle for equity.

Rev. Dr. William Barber II, founder of the Moral Mondays movement, President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival will bring the voice of his civil rights activism to the cause of striking educators with the Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union Local 73.

As a leader of interfaith prayer and activism, Bishop Barber has brought together some of the most important movements for justice in the 21st century. Historian and professor Timothy Tyson named Barber, “the most important progressive political leader in [North Carolina] in generations,” saying that he “built a statewide interracial fusion political coalition that has not been seriously attempted since 1900.”

Reverend Barber has observed, “When you deal with race from systemic perspectives and examine disparities, you can show how policies that disparately hurt black people end up hurting us all.” His work has sought to unite people of all backgrounds to fight systemic injustice and raise a moral mirror to our society.

New Mt Pilgrim MB Church, led by Pastor Marshall Elijah Hatch in its current home since 1993, has served Chicago’s west side since 1957. While preserving the intricate architecture of their church’s previous incarnation as a Catholic cathedral, the congregation has installed some of the most important Black church art of this century, including the Maafa Remembrance Window, the North Star Window and the Sankofa Window.

Join Bishop Barber and Pastor Hatch, as well as AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson, CTU President Jesse Sharkey, SEIU President Dian Palmer, and City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin, as we bring inspiration and perspective to the struggle unfolding today in the strike over the future of Chicago’s public schools.

See Rev. Barber’s address at the CTU’s 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Clergy Breakfast.