Workers’ Center Sponsors Weekend of Events (January 9-12) to Help Re-Ignite Poor People’s Campaign

The Tompkins County Workers’ Center invites you to a weekend of events with

the Poverty Scholars and the Poverty Initiative–a national network of organizations building a movement to end poverty

Re-Igniting Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor Peoples’ Campaign

Friday January 9, 2009

10 am – 12:00 pm

Community Forum: Re-igniting the Poor Peoples’ Campaign with Community Organizations and Social Services

How can social service and community organizations join in building a movement to end poverty?

Unitarian Society Annex (corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets)

1:30 – 4:00 pm

Walking tours to area social services and community organizations

What is the character of poverty in Tompkins County and what are people doing about it?

Meet at Loaves and Fishes on Cayuga St.

4:30 pm

Panel with Low Wage Workers, Hotel workers, Restaurant workers at the Workers’ Center

What’s it like being a low-wage worker in Tompkins County?

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Community Potluck Dinner at GIAC

The public is welcome! Please come and bring a dish to pass!

A good opportunity to meet Poverty Scholars and work on building a movement to end poverty.

Saturday January 10

9:30 – 10:30 am

Textual Reflection led by the Poverty Initiative

1st Presbyterian Church

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Leave in vans for visit to Cortland

Meeting with members of the Workers’ Rights Center, Reality Tour

**Transportation is Limited, please email Steph Edley if you would like to come

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Panel on Prisons

1st Presbyterian Church

Sunday January 11

1:00 pm

Leave in vans for Syracuse from 1st Presbyterian Church

Meeting with Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse Community Choir, Syracuse Worker Rights Center, Detention Task Force

**Transportation is Limited, please email Steph Edley if you would like to come

If you would like to take part in any of these activities and have questions, please contact:

Name: Stephanie Edley


Phone: 315-593-4090