Wednesday, September 26, 2018,
Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library

In late 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. launched his nonviolent Poor People’s Campaign to bring awareness about poverty and economic injustice in America and to initiate substantial change. In recent years activists across America have revived his campaign, which seeks to address the interrelated crises of “systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the nation’s distorted morality.” Come learn about the Poor People’s Campaign, meet two of its key leaders in Maine, and find out how you can be involved in one of the most important social justice movements of our time.

Cosponsored by African-American Studies, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, Colby Libraries Special Collections, the Multi-Faith Council, the Oak Institute for Human Rights, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of the President, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Pugh Center.

Contact: Megan Fossa,, 207-859-4165

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