- Please follow our delegation on Facebook, Twitter, and our websites (povertyinitiative.org, kairoscenter.org).
- Read more about our developing relationship with the Moral Mondays Movement by reading our post to our blog “A New & Unsettling Force”
- Help us get to Raleigh! Please consider supporting the delegation at http://povertyinitiative.org/donate
Greetings from the Kairos Center and the Poverty Initiative:
Now is the time to reserve a seat on our bus from NYC to Raleigh to join the Moral March. And spread the word to all of your friends, family, and other contacts.
Moral March NYC Kairos Bus Registration
Reserve your seat on the bus from New York City to Raleigh, North Carolina for the Moral March by filling out this registration form by Friday, January 24:
We will leave from Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway @ 121st Street NYC) on Friday February 7th in the early morning at 6:00 am and it will take us to Raleigh (10 hr bus ride)–arriving Friday late afternoon / early evening.
The March itself is on Saturday February 8th at 10:00 am. We will participate and then get back on the bus in the middle of the afternoon to head back to NYC, arriving late at night of the 8th / early morning of the 9th.
Spread the Word on Facebook
Join the Facebook event.
Join the conversation on Twitter
Tag #MoralMarch @ncnaacp
Whether your getting on the bus or not, we ask you to consider supporting this mobilization by donating to the effort. It is very much appreciate and will help to guarantee we are able to support the participation of a diverse delegation of community, low-income, faith leaders, and other folks to this important event. You can make a contribution via the Poverty Initiative either online or by mail:
Donate online at povertyinitiative.org/donate to make your tax deductible donation with a credit card on Union's secure server - just select "Poverty Initiative" in the "Designation" pull-down menu after you enter the amount of your donation. You can make a one time or recurring donation (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually).
Or make checks payable to "Union Theological Seminary." Please enter "Poverty Initiative" in the memo line can be mailed to: Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
If you should have any questions or other ideas, please don't hesitate to be in touch with the Kairos Center / Poverty Initiative.
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Poverty Initiative, we are excited to announce our $10 for 10 Sustainers Campaign.
Please share the news of our $10 for 10 Sustainers Campaign and ask others to join us!
If you have any questions or ideas of how we might grow our campaign, please do not hesitate to contact Dawn Plummer (email@example.com) or Shailly Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With love and gratitude,
Dawn, Shailly and all of us at the Poverty Initiative
Celebrating the Growing Healthcare Is a Human Right Movement:
An evening in honor of Vermont Human Rights Leader Peg Franzen
With Laura Flanders, Founder and Host GRITtv.org
Special Video Tributes from Senator Bernie Sanders and Ben & Jerry
December 10th, 7 pm, Church Center for the United Nations
777 United Nations Plaza, New York
On Human Rights Day we celebrate the growing movement for health care as a public good and human right. We invite you to join us and Laura Flanders for a dialogue about innovative campaigns to go beyond Obamacare, pioneered in Vermont, Maryland, Maine, and Pennsylvania.
We will honor one of the movement’s most inspiring human rights leaders, the late Peg Franzen, former president of the Vermont Workers’ Center, who exemplifies the power of people to effect change. The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign made Vermont the first state in the country to pass a law for a universal, publicly financed health care system.
We will be joined by representatives from the Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Vermont, which collectively form the vanguard of a new human rights movement for universal health care.
We hope you will join us for this celebration!
Reception at 7 pm
Wine, tapas and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will be served.
To RSVP visit www.nesri.org/2013HumanRightsDayEvent
For further information, contact Laura Gosa at email@example.com
Hosted by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary.
The event is sponsored by:
- Ben and Jerry’s Foundation
- Center for Constitutional Rights
- Center for Popular Democracy
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University
- Discount Foundation
- Family Values at Work
- Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
- Healthcare for the 99%
- Healthcare NOW!-NYC
- Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School
- IWHRC at CUNY Law School
- Jobs With Justice
- Johnson Family Foundation
- Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
- Ms. Foundation
- National Domestic Workers Alliance
- NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
- United Workers Congress
- US Human Rights Network
Celebrating the launch of Kairos: The Center on Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary
As the Poverty Initiative celebrates 10 years of raising up religious and community leaders in the movement to end poverty, we are excited to announce the launch of Kairos*: The Center on Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary.
We invite you to join us! Register today
November 15, 2013
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Union Theological Seminary
New York City, NY
We will gather with scholars and activists from struggles around the globe to look at the positive and negative roles religion plays in the fight for dignity, freedom and justice.
Participants will include Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock (Ebenezer Baptist Church), Abdullahi An-Na’im (Emory University School of Law), Rev. Jennifer Butler (Faith in Public Life), Rachel Feldman (Bend the Arc), Martin Johnstone (Church of Scotland), Albert Ngubane (Abahlali baseMjondolo or the South African Shackdwellers Movement), leaders from Nuns on the Bus, Rev. William Barber II (Moral Mondays Movement), Poverty Initiative Poverty Scholars organizations, and many more.
The day long symposium will conclude with a reflection and celebration of the sources of hope for the realization of the new reality that is struggling to be born.
Background on Kairos:
We live in a time of tremendous possibility but also great peril for the dignity and rights of people around the globe, a time that demands decisive action based on serious reflection and analysis. Waves of mass movements--the 2008 global food riots, the Arab Spring and the 2011 Occupy protests--have given dramatic voice to widespread popular demands for dignity and rights.
Kairos: the Center on Religion, Rights and Social Justice aims to strengthen a mutually beneficial and reinforcing relationship between the world’s religions and the global struggle for human rights by challenging the efforts which seek to create conflict between them. Through rigorous scholarship, applied research, and reciprocal education and practice with scholars and movement leaders, it works to contribute to urgently needed transformative movements for social change that can draw on the strengths of both religions and human rights.
* Kairos is an ancient Greek word for a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action; the opportune and decisive moment; also a moment when the eternal breaks into history.
Join the Poverty Initiative and other members of New York City's social justice community on Monday for a solidarity rally called by Picture the Homeless in front of the South African Embassy to show support for our brothers and sisters facing state violence & repression in Durban. We hope you can join us. Please spread the word!
When: Monday October 14th, 2013 11:30am - 2:00pm
Where: South African Consulate, 333 E 38th St NYC
Our purpose is to show solidarity with the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in South Africa.
Visit the Facebook Event page for this action.
Read the account of Bandile Mdlalose, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement S.A, Seven Days of Thoughts in Westville Prison
Read the NESRI statement of solidary
View our latest calendar of events and come join the Poverty Initiative this Fall.
Follow the Pedagogy of the Poor book tour on Tumblr.
Next stop, Kansas City! Hosted by UTS/PI alum Rev. Jessica Chadwick Williams, events of this Pedagogy of the Poor stop include:
-- Tues Aug 27, 7:30pm - Chapel service at Central Baptist Theological Seminary; a Q&A session following chapel
-- Wed Aug 28, 2pm - participate in 1 mile march thru KC for 50th anniversary of March on Washington
-- Wed Aug 28, 7pm - Bible study at First Baptist Church of Overland Park (other churches have been invited as well)
-- Thurs Aug 29, 3:30-4:30pm - Discussion with 50 or so middle school youth at Bethel Neighborhood Center
Also...a visit to the John Brown Museum!
For more information on these upcoming tours or if you are interested in having the Pedagogy of the Poor Book Tour in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Pedagogy of the Poor tour events: