The Poor People’s Campaign New Mexico
On March 18, 2018, TWU’s Elder Kathy Sanchez and Beata Tsosie-Peña gave a presentation on militarism at the Taos launch of the Poor People’s Campaign — an interfaith, inter-spiritual, nonpartisan campaign to save the soul of America by challenging systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and our distorted national morality.
Rev. Ginna Bairby, First Presbyterian Church of Taos, and Rev. Pamela Shepherd, Taos United Community Church (Taos UCC), write:
This call to moral action takes up the work Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was engaged in when he was assassinated. King identified what he called the “triple evils” of racism, poverty, and militarism. He prophetically understood how these three work together to the detriment of the poor and people of color and harm the peaceful well-being of our country and world.
Now, 50 years after King’s death, the Rev. William Barber has picked up the mantle of leadership and re-launched the Poor People’s Campaign. In the 50 years since King’s death, we have recognized a fourth pillar in the interconnected system of injustices that plague our world: environmental devastation. Together, these four pillars of racism, poverty, militarism and environmental devastation harm individuals and communities and tear at the fabric of our world.” (Read the full article here.)
Tewa Women United is proud to support the Poor People’s Campaign and be an integral part of it here in New Mexico. By coming together, we know it’s possible to transform these four pillars and create beloved community.
The next New Mexico event in the campaign takes place on April 17, 2018, in Española. Please let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing at this Facebook event page.