Join America’s preeminent civil rights leader Reverend William J. Barber, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, for an in-depth discussion called "Reviving Our Democracy" about the current state of civil rights and democracy, and how we can energize both. He will be joined by Mother Jones’ senior reporter Ari Berman. The event will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at First Church Berkeley from 7:30 to 9 pm in the Sanctuary.
Nearly two years after Election Day 2016, Americans’ rights are under siege across the nation, from voter suppression and gerrymandering to police violence and attacks on immigrants. Yet there has also been a surge in civic action to protect these rights, and it is gathering dramatic momentum as we near the midterm elections.
Rev. Barber gave an inspiring and powerful speech at the 2016 Democratic Convention and is a well-known leader in the United States weaving together faith and politics.
Books will be on sale, and a book-signing will follow the presentation.
The event is organized by Mother Jones Magazine and sponsored by Ben & Jerry's, the San Francisco Foundation, and FreeSpeechTV.