Release Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Press Contact: 
Tanya Turner
KFTC Member

Harlan Countians to host national Poor People's Campaign leaders
Kentuckians are joining the national call for a moral revival

MEDIA ADVISORY: March 26, 2018


Poor People’s Campaign:

A National Call for a Moral Revival


National leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign: A NationalCall for a Moral Revival will visit Harlan County on Thursday, March 29 to hear from eastern Kentuckians. The visit is part of a national tour as the campaign grows in size and gears up for a series of actions later this year to push its message that a moral revival is needed to address the problems of poverty, systemic racism, environmental devastation and the war economy.


The Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis, recognized national leaders, will join an anticipated crowd of about 150 for lunch and community conversation. People from across eastern Kentucky will share stories of their vision for their communities, the challenges they face, and the ways people are organizing to make life better for all.


The event begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Benham Schoolhouse, 100 Central Avenue in Benham (Harlan County). The event is hosted by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.


The more specific schedule includes:


12:30 – Welcome, prayer, buffet lunch


1:00  – Table conversations: Reflections on how people are taking action to protect what matters and advance justice, particularly in addressing poverty, racism, economic injustice, and environmental devastation


1:30  – Reports from table conversations


1:50  – Overview of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival (Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis)


2:15  – Overview of the Poor People’s Campaign in Kentucky (co-chairs of the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign Coordinating Committee)


2:22  – Ways to be involved in Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign, and some next steps


2:30  – Closing song


Seating for the event is limited and registration is requested. Media: an RSVP is needed only if you plan to eat lunch.




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