2017 Faith for a Fair NY Conference and Poor People's Campaign Mass Meeting

We are excited to announce the 2017 Faith for a Fair New York Conference and Poor People’s Campaign Mass Meeting, to be held October 17-18 in Binghamton. This year’s conference will bring together faith, labor and community leaders from across New York with leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, including the Rev. Dr. William Barber.

October 17-18 in Binghamton we will release a report on the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State’s findings, learn about the national Poor People’s Campaign launching in 2018, and discuss ways to build a stronger statewide movement for economic, social and racial justice in New York.



Conference Program:

(Additional details and speakers to be announced soon.)

Tuesday, October 17 7 - 9 pm - Poor People's Campaign Mass Meeting, United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango St.

Free and open to the public (To RSVP for the Mass Meeting only click here.)

Join co-chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis for a Mass Meeting for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival to learn about the inspiration, vision and strategy of the PPC, as well as the findings of the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State.  The Poor People's Campaign will build a broad and deep national moral fusion movement — rooted in the leadership of the poor and dispossessed as moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up. 

The call for a Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. We draw on the history, vision and unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

There is a resounding call to save the very soul of this nation: We need a new Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral Revival in America. It is time to become a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life.

Wednesday, October 18 9 am - 6 pm - Faith for a Fair New York Conference, United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango St.

On Wednesday, join faith, labor and community leaders from across the state to delve more deeply into the Truth Commission's findings, learn about economic and racial justice issues facing New York, and discuss plans for participating in the Poor People's Campaign and strengthening a moral movement in New York State.

Registration information

$75/person includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner Wednesday. 

Hotel Information: Doubletree Binghamton, 225 Water St., Binghamton, NY 13901

Reduced hotel rates available through September 16th - register today!

Special Conference Rates:      Single Occupancy - $115/night
                                             Double Occupancy - $57.50/night

We are currently working to see if solidarity housing may be available. If you are interested, email jpaparone@labor-religion.org

If you need assistance with travel, we can help coordinate with others in your area. Email jpaparone@labor-religion.org to let us know.

If you prefer to pay by check, please call 518-213-6000, ext. 6176

Labor-Religion Coalition understands that making the Faith for a Fair New York Conference accessible to all is vital to its success. We are committed to ensuring that no one is turned away because of financial need. Financial assistance is available to those who need it. Please do not let a lack of funds keep you from attending! To apply for a scholarship please email htraiman@labor-religion.org with your name, phone number, a paragraph about why you want to attend the Faith for a Fair NY Conference, and the amount of assistance you are requesting.

Co-Sponsors of this event include: Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, FOCUS Churches of Albany, Peace with Justice Committee - Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Eastern Parkway United Methodist, Repairers of the Breach, Social Justice Committee - UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, New York State Council of Churches (list in formation)

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