[URBANTH-L]ANN: Building the Unsettling Force: A National Conference to Abolish Poverty (Louisville, Kentucky)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 11 10:05:45 EDT 2009

The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) 
and the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) Announce:

Building the Unsettling Force:
A National Conference to Abolish Poverty

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.

Friday, July 17, 2009 -- Sunday, July 19, 2009
Spalding University -- Louisville, Kentucky

"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

Abolish poverty in these times of increasing homelessness, hunger, and 
unemployment? We say "yes" and turn to the wisdoms of Martin 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 

Join us! See www.economichumanrights.org for more information.

Organized by the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) and the Poor Peoples 
Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC)

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