Rev. William Barber believes that the country “will not be the same after this pandemic and after this season of mass non-violent protest. We cannot be the same.” And Barber — who revived and co-chairs the Poor People’s Campaign, one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last projects — is working to ensure transformative change is made in the U.S through a “Moral Agenda” that advances pro-labor, anti-poverty and anti-racist policies. Rev. Barber joins Forum to talk about the protests against police violence, his campaign to fight poverty and his new book “We Are Called to Be a Movement.”
Rev. William J. Barber Says 'We Are Called to Be a Movement'
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Reverend William Barber II speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, president, Repairers of the Breach; co-chair, Poor People's Campaign; author, "We Are Called to Be a Movement"