The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC)
and the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) Announce:
Building the Unsettling Force:
A National Conference to Abolish Poverty
“There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing to lose. If they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and UNSETTLING FORCE in our complacent national life.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from “Why We Can’t Wait,” 1963
Join poor and homeless families, social workers, residents of homeless encampments, families fighting foreclosure, Katrina victims, unemployed workers, people without health care, members of the religious community, artists, representatives of the labor movement, and friends from the International Community as we come together to confront the economic crisis and to build “Another World” based in Economic Human Rights for all.
Abolish poverty in these times of increasing homelessness, hunger, and unemployment? We say “yes” and turn to the wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr., who envisioned a movement led by an organized “unsettling force” built across racial lines that would spark a “revolution of values” to reorganize our society.
As we confront the life and death struggles in our communities, the daily Katrinas of hunger, homelessness, massive downsizing, the denial of the rights to health care, heat and water, and the destruction of our families simply because we are poor, we will come together to envision, strategize and organize for “Another United States” and “Another World.”
Join us! See www.economichumanrights.org for more information.
Organized by the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC)
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization is a member of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.