NYC Event: Reboot the Rainbow: Lessons From the Original Rainbow Coalitions and the Poor People’s Campaign

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH, 10-4 UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY STEWART ROOM

3041 BROADWAY @ 121ST STREET NEW YORK, NEW YORK

__www_baystatebanner_com-files-Natl17d-2____No matter who wins the White House in November, the forces of white reaction and right-wing nationalism will emerge stronger than they have been for decades. Using the Original Rainbow Coalition and the Poor People’s Campaign as starting points, we’ll pull lessons from past movements that can be applied to the present day. The event will be interactive, with speakers including: Hy Thurman of the Young Patriots Organization, Lynn Lewis (Picture the Homeless) , Sasha Hammad (formerly Retail Action Project & Young Workers United) James Tracy (co-author Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power) Willie Baptist (Kairos Center, author of Pedagogy of the Poor) and John Wessel Mc Coy (Kairos Center). Together, we will arrive at concrete ideas for fighting for social justice in the contemporary era.

You can get a “ticket” here. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but your donations will help with the travel costs for Hy Thurman, one of the leaders of the Young Patriots’ Organization which brought poor whites into the Rainbow Coalition.