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An Elders Open-Hearted Response to A National Call for a Moral Revival to Save Our Country's Soul

Our next EASJ Community Conversation and Team Meeting will be on May 17th

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Our Community Conversation is open to all

Community Conversation

9 - 10 am PDT      Noon- -1 pm EDT

Team Business Meeting

10 - 11 PDT      1 - 2 pm EDT

 

You are welcome to join us for all or any part of the meeting

An Elders Open-Hearted Response to A National Call for a  Moral Revival to Save Our Country's Soul

The Heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe- Joanna Macy

The months of May and June will offer a unique organizing opportunity meant to combat the triplets of evil originally raised by the Dr. Martin Luther King – systemic racism, poverty, and militarism--through the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

This is a growing coalition, building a powerful moral movement working together to combat systemic poverty, racism, militarism, environmental degradation and our nation’s distorted morality.

You might ask, “What does this Poor People’s Campaign mean to me? I don’t feel the impacts of poverty, militarism, or racism.”   

As Elders, we know that what affects one of us, affects us all; that we are not separate from people struggling with poverty or from immigrants facing deportation.  In fact, when we really look at the harms done to people and to the planet by these three evils, our hearts break open, allowing us to access our compassion, and our power to become engaged.  

This is our opportunity stand for our common moral values  -- how our society treats the poor, women, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, older people, and the planet; how we protect voting rights, get money out of politics, rebuild our democracy, and, care for the common good.

 

Our MAY EASJ COMMUNITY CONVERSATION will look at the root causes of systemic poverty, militarism and racism; and the opportunities of the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign to address these issues.  

We will ask the questions,

  • “How does poverty affect each of us?  
  • “What breaks your heart about the effects of poverty, racism, and militarism within your community?”

We’ll learn about this movement, engage in conversation with other concerned folks, and find out what we can do to address and transform these concerns.

Come with your questions and explore how participating in this campaign can help us create a healthy world and future for all our children.

To receive an email invitation click HERE and indicate your interest in EASJ

All are welcome and inviting friends is encouraged! 

How to Join the Conversation

We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts - or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait.

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Roots of Injustice webinar- Watch it HERE

WHEN
May 17, 2018 at 9am - 11am
WHERE
https://zoom.us/j/3826494497
CONTACT
molly Arthur ·
2 RSVPS
Deanna Rose Von Bargen Molly McGettigan

Will you come?