Willie Baptist, author, Pedagogy of the Poor book tour

Families for Justice welcomes Willie Baptist and John Wessel-McCoy of Union Theological Seminary’s Poverty Initiative! Do not miss the opportunity to hear these nationally recognized leaders in the fight against poverty, speaking right here in Clark County. (They agreed to stop in Portland too. ;-))

Willie Baptist is the Poverty Initiative’s Scholar-In-Residence, a formerly homeless father with over 40 years of experience organizing among the poor. John Wessel-McCoy is a former labor organizer and current project organizer with the Poverty Initiative, which is dedicated to raising up generations of religious and community leaders committed to building a movement to end poverty, led by the poor:

VANCOUVER, WA: Thursday, March 22, at 6:30pm, two Poverty Scholars will visit Church of the Good Shepherd from the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. This lecture and question and answer event will be open to the public, in the sanctuary, and is offered as part of the Thursday Light class, “Poverty and the Bible.” This is a unique opportunity to hear two nationally recognized leaders offer stories, insights, and hopes for faithful people – don’t miss it! Admission is free, donations warmly appreciated. Copies of Poverty Initiative publications, including their latest book “Pedagogy of the Poor,” will be available for purchase.

PORTLAND, OR: Saturday, March 24th, at Sisters of the Road Cafe

Afternoon workshop: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A workshop with a focus on history of poor people’s movements in the U.S.and community organizing. Limited space is available – please call Monica at 503-222-5694, ext. 19 or e-mail monica@sistersoftheroad.org to sign up!

Evening event: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Book talk on “Pedagogy of the Poor” open to the public. $0-$10 suggested donation to help the travelers, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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