White Poverty: Reverend Dr. Willian J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Heartgrove in Conversation with Symone Sanders Townsendat Sixth & I

June 12,2024 – June 12,2024 all-day
Sixth & I
600 I Street NW

In White Poverty: How Exposing Myths About Race and Class Can Reconstruct American Democracy, Rev. Barber, a Protestant minister, social activist, professor, and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, assistant director of the Center for Public Theology and Public Policy at Yale Divinity School, address white poverty as a hugely neglected subject that might just be the key to mitigating racism and bringing together tens of millions of working class and impoverished Americans. They will be in conversation with Symone Sanders Townsend, the co-host of MSNBC’s “The Weekend,” a seasoned Democratic strategist, and the author of No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America. Book signing to follow. In person or virtual tickets available, beginning at $12 per person; register here. 7:00 p.m.