Moral Revival and the Poor People's Campaign: Duffy Colloquium
Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Wilson Theatre,
700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511
Sponsored by: Duffy Community Partnerships, Sociology Department, Liberal Arts in Practice Center, Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, the Religious Studies Department
Contact: Carol Wickersham, email@example.com, 363-2023
The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church, the Director of the Kairos Center for Rights, Religions, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and the Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. She has spent the past two decades organizing amongst the poor and dispossessed in the United States, working with and advising grassroots organizations around the country. She has led hundreds of trainings and bible studies, and recently published "Always With Us: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor".
In 2018, alongside the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, Theoharis helped to launch the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Over the coming years, the Campaign will organize poor people across race, religion, geography, political party and other so-called lines of division to fuel a moral revolution of values in the country.
The Poor People's campaign connects the dots between issues of oppression due to class, race, labor, faith environment, LGBTQ identities through a moral framework in order to empower those at the margins. Using the tools of grassroots organizing the Campaign works with local groups to speak truth to power.
Dr. Theoharis will speak to local and state manifestations of national issues.