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NYZ: Poor People’s Campaign Study Group
February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th, 1967
We will be gathering to study the history, foundations, and goals of the ongoing Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, along with its intersections with Buddhist practice and Dharma teachings. In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America through the original Poor People’s Campaign. Today, people are coming together to continue this work in confronting the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and our distorted moral narrative. We will be examining and exploring:
• how and why this campaign first came together and has recently been revived
• how the systemic evils of our society are interconnected
• the relevance of Dharma teachings in our systemic analysis
• how understanding our own circumstances and conditions contributes to systemic change
No reservation required. Free will contribution.
Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival website: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
More about the campaign: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/about/
Resources from New York state’s campaign chapter: https://www.nysppc.org/resources
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