Need inspiration? Look no further than yesterday’s 80,000-100,000 (you read that right) person massive Moral March in North Carolina. Born out of a months long Moral Mondays movement that is transforming politics, not just in North Carolina, but for all of us as a nation, the movement has merged those fighting for public education with those fighting to uphold voter protections, health care, to improve the criminal justice system, for environmental justice and to lead a new people’s movement. Centered locally, focused statewide, and with national and maybe even global implications (a little early yet, Calcutta by the way reports one million people today for a Left rally!), this is the message of our times – one that merges public education with many critical struggles that isn’t just about redefining politics, it’s redefining American society. Below is a speech the leader of the Moral Mondays movement, Rev. Dr. William Barber gave at the Opportunity To Learn conference last summer. It’s 24 minutes of pure inspiration and a roadmap for our times.
And one more bonus for good measure: