Connecting our Struggles

Connecting our Struggles

Thanks again to everyone that joined us for our Human Rights Dialogue on January 19. We had a great turnout and excellent discussion. The overarching themes of the event were Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign and learning to connect our struggles. The video below, which is footage an activity we performed at the dialogue, exemplifies this point.

In the last year of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched the Poor People’s Campaign to demand an Economic Bill of Rights that would provide work with dignity, decent housing, adequate education, universal health care, and participation for all. Forty five years later, these are still our demands. Across Baltimore, and the country, individuals and communities continue to fight for these basic human rights. The more we are able to talk about them as one, collaborate as one, and work together as a larger united movement, the more we will be able to demand and create lasting structural change.