- This event has passed.
Changing systemic injustice is a big undertaking that seems quite impossible at times but it is less daunting if we build on the work started by those before us. A movement, called the Poor Peopleâ€™s Campaign, was started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s and he identified three injustices (systemic racism, poverty, and the war economy) in our world. These same injustices still exist and the resurrected Poor Peopleâ€™s Campaign has added ecological devastation and the nationalistic moral narrative to the list.
We can build on Dr. King’s work when we join with others to make a change. Itâ€™s taken many adults like me most of our lives to see the injustices of the world not as individual problems but unjust systems. We know many of you have seen the reality of unjust systems so we want to invite you to be a part of an ongoing youth conversation series hosted by the Colorado Poor People’s Campaign. How can we join in making demands for system change?
To further understand our importance in the world in building on those who have gone before us please join us and Denver visual artist Kaitlyn Tucek on February 20, 2021, from 4 to 5 pm via zoom. The theme of the first forum will be Representation. Our format will start with hearing from Kaitlyn, she will ask questions for individual reflection followed by a time of hearing from each other.
About every six weeks we will hear from someone who is addressing injustice. Please message Laura Sheppard Brant if you have any questions. This is for youth-centered event (if parents want to attend, you are welcome but we ask you to be an observer).
More about our Conversation Guide: Kaitlyn Tucek
Kaitlyn Tucek lives and works in Denver, CO. From Long Island, NY, Tucek graduated from Pratt Institute in 2006 and was awarded a Masterâ€™s from CUNY Queens College in 2013. Tucek is a multi-disciplinary feminist artist. Tucekâ€™s work has been shown in New York and Denver, including exhibits at Leon Gallery, ATC and Alto Gallery. Tucek has been featured in Hyperallergic, Westword, Denver Life Magazine, Modern in Denver, CPRâ€™s Denverite, and in 2018 was named one of Denverâ€™s top 5 artists to watch and collect by 5280 Magazine.