Laney Chapter Poor People's Campaign

Laney Chapter Poor People's Campaign A chapter of the Poor People's Campaign, a national “movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty.

12/21/2023
12/21/2023

SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, 12/31, is joining interfaith leaders from across the country for our annual Watch Night. This night marks Freedom’s Eve–a tradition that includes the memory of slavery and freedom, reflections on faith, and celebration of community and strength.

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Check out the articles written by students and community members from the Laney Poor Peoples Campaign in the People’s Tr...
12/02/2023

Check out the articles written by students and community members from the Laney Poor Peoples Campaign in the People’s Tribune.

The Laney College Chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign, a national movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty.

Want to learn more about the crisis in Gaza? Attend this teach-in at Laney College sponsored by the Laney College Ethnic...
12/02/2023

Want to learn more about the crisis in Gaza? Attend this teach-in at Laney College sponsored by the Laney College Ethnic Studies Department.

12/02/2023

Cease Fire Now!

Statement from the Laney Poor People’s Campaign Teach-in Committee

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King said,"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." (Stride Toward Freedom, 1958)

We stand for true peace and justice in Palestine and Israel. Over 14,000 human lives have been taken since early October, many of them children. The temporary cease-fire is a step in the right direction, but we demand that the U.S. government use its power to negotiate a complete cease-fire and the full implementation of humanitarian aid that is needed.

We further urge the U.S. government to listen to Palestinian calls for justice, freedom, equality, safety and democracy for all people in Israel and Palestine.
The billions of dollars that the US federal government currently spends on the military and on subsidizing warfare in other countries should be redirected to fund housing, nutritional food, good public schools, quality healthcare, and protection of the environment in the cities and towns of the United States.

We affirm the democratic rights to free speech and peaceful protest and insist that our government protect the people’s constitutional rights on college campuses, in workplaces, and in the halls of government and everywhere and continue to push for a reckoning and reorientation of our nation’s resources toward justice, equity and compassion.

The Laney Chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign, in line with the principles of the National Poor People’s Campaign’s demand for a Moral Revival, calls for a ceasefire now!

04/15/2023
09/28/2022

Jackson, Mississippi’s water crisis is being blamed on state leaders ignoring the problem. In the wake of the Brett Favre welfare theft allegations, activists are taking a stand. "People are tired of having to wash their babies in poisoned water,” Bishop William Barber tells Joy Reid adding, “...

MLK Talks 'New Phase' Of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination
09/28/2022

MLK Talks 'New Phase' Of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination

In 1967, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King spoke with NBC News' Sander Vanocur about the "new phase" of the struggle for...

Today, the Laney College PPC chapter held a workshop at the Laney Umoja Village. “Why Vote? MLK and the Poor People’s Ca...
09/22/2022

Today, the Laney College PPC chapter held a workshop at the Laney Umoja Village. “Why Vote? MLK and the Poor People’s Campaign.” Student leaders, community leaders and faculty leaders from our chapter led the workshop, which included history of the 1967-68 PPC, Dr. King’s opposition to the Vietnam War and his call to abolish poverty, today’s Poor Peoples Campaign, what could change in if 140 million poor and low wealth voters voted, the benefits of joining the Laney PPC, the importance of voting in the midterm elections, and 4 important local measures that could provide affordable housing and the constitutional right to birth control/reproductive justice.

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