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Building the Unsettling Force: A National Conference to Abolish Poverty

A National Conference to Abolish Poverty - July 17-19 2009
Spalding University -- Louisville, Kentucky by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA).

"There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing to lose. If they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and UNSETTLING FORCE in our complacent national life." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from "Trumpet of Conscience," 1967

Join residents of homeless encampments, social workers, families fighting foreclosure, Katrina victims, low-wage workers, immigrants, people without health care, members of the religious community, the unemployed, artists, representatives of the labor movement, and friends from the International Community as we come together to confront the economic crisis and to build a massive movement for Economic Human Rights for all.

Abolish poverty in these times of increasing homelessness, hunger, and unemployment? We say "yes" and turn to the wisdoms ofMartin Luther King Jr., who envisioned a movement led by an organized "unsettling force" built across racial lines that would spark a "revolution of values" to reorganize our society. As we confront the life and death struggles in our communities, the daily Katrinas of hunger, homelessness, downsizing, the denial of the rights to health care, heat and water, and the destruction of our families simply because we are poor, we will come together to envision, strategize and organize for “Another United States ” and “Another World .”

See www.economichumanrights.org for more information

See the IAI's message regarding this action.