Farm Aid is proud to participate in the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering taking place on June 20 – see below for details. We first met Reverend William J. Barber II before the Farm Aid 2014 festival in North Carolina, when we asked him to give a keynote address to our gathering of farmers and farm and food advocates from across the country. Reverend Barber spoke of the tenets of his Poor People’s Campaign: education, anti-poverty support, healthcare, environmental protection, fair wages and jobs, labor rights, and the rights of immigrants, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), women, and LGBT people. Listen to the clip below where he explained how those issues are all connected to farmers and rural people—to all of us.
Virtual March on June 20
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is a virtual march taking place on June 20. They will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-income people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history.