Reverend William Barber, organizer of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina, spoke at Wesley Center AMEZ Church in the Hill District June 28.
Reverend Barber, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., and president of the North Carolina NAACP, helped found the Moral Monday movement in 2013 to counteract efforts in his state to slash funding for education and unemployment, block Medicaid expansion and curb voting rights.
The protests, which began in April 2013 when Barber organized a modest 100-person march to the state Capitol, have since given birth to a national movement against right-wing policies at the state level.
The United Steelworkers, Fight Back Pittsburgh, the NAACP and a number of other Pittsburgh-area labor and community groups sponsored Rev. Barber’s visit.
Labor, community and clergy came together to discuss how to use Rev. Barber’s example to make Pittsburgh the most livable city for all Pittsburghers.