“Building a Movement to End Poverty: The 40th Anniversary of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign and What It Means for Today”: A Public Presentation by Willie Baptist, of the University of the Poor; Friday, 11/9 @ 5 p.m. at BOCES Community School, 214 Elmira Roa

The Workers’ Center has been affiliated for the past six years with the national Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) whose Mission is to unite the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. This Mission guides just about every aspect of the Workers’ Center commitment and work.

On Friday, November 9th, Willie Baptist, a formerly homeless father, and now Co-Coordinator of the University of the Poor, the educational arm of PPEHRC, as well as working with the Poverty Initiative and Poverty Scholars Program at Union Theological Seminary in NYC, will be in Ithaca to make a Public Presentation about “Building a Movement to End Poverty: The 40th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Poor People’s Campaign and What It Means for Today.

Willie Baptist is an amazing speaker (check out his incredible piece, “On the Poor Organizing the Poor”) with a deep and profound commitment to social and economic justice. We encourage you to engage with him and the Workers’ Center at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 9th, at the TST BOCES Community School, 214 Elmira Road in Ithaca.