Poor People's Campaign
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
April 3 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm EDT
Richards Chapel United Methodist Church
831 McKaig Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373

Join Us for a sneak peek screening of “We Cried Power” a documentary by Dara Kell. The full lengther version will be released later this year.

The Rev. Donna Kundtz Moore, a Dayton-area coordinator for the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, will present a program on the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 3, at Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, 831 McKaig Ave., in Troy.

The presentation honors the vision and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who was slain on April 4, 1968, just six months after announcing his plans for a movement that would unite people from diverse backgrounds in a common quest for economic security. The event is free, open to the public and presented through a partnership of Richards Chapel, the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign and We The People Miami County. Light refreshments will be provided and love offerings accepted.

The program will begin with a sneak peek screening of the documentary “We Cried Power.” The full length version will be released later this year. Afterwards, Moore will provide additional information on the Poor People’s Campaign and describe how local residents can continue King’s legacy by supporting the campaign.

Dayton is the 19th stop on the We Must Do MORE National Tour. An evening rally on April 23 at Tabernacle Baptist Church will present the campaign’s agenda to address systemic racism, systemic poverty, environmental devastation, militarism and the bloated war economy and the distorted moral narrative that blames poor people for their own problems. Featured speakers will include national campaign co-chairs, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.