Rev. Barber At The Schomburg Nov. 1 — Conversations in Black Freedom Studies


Rev. William Barber. Photo Flickr–By Josh Rushing 

The Struggle for Voting Rights & the Poor People’s Campaign

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

In 1968 Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King championed the Poor People’s Campaign to unite people of all backgrounds against oppressive government policies.

Today, Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis are leading a modern resurgence of the effort, challenging racism, voter suppression, poverty, militarism, and environmental devastation issues that continue to be at stake in the 2018 midterm elections.

Join us as Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall discusses these topics and her latest work The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice. A book signing will follow.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium. 

Partially accessible to wheelchairs. Free. RSVP

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. 

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED: Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. 

GUESTS: Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING: Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS : Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at [email protected].

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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