Date and Time:
Willie Baptist- Willie Baptist- Wisdom, Justice, and Love: Confronting Poverty and Homelessness in our Community-May 1st and 2nd
Three Amazing Events!
Willie Baptist, Founder of the Poverty Initiative (www.povertyinitiative.org), based in Brooklyn, is coming to Fort Collins. This is an amazing opportunity! Willie Baptist is a formerly homeless father who came out of the Watts uprisings, the Black Student Movement, and working as a lead organizer with the United Steelworkers has 40 years of experience organizing amongst the poor including with the National Union of the Homeless, the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, the National Welfare Rights Union, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, and many other networks. Willie serves as the Poverty Initiative Scholar-in-Residence and is the Coordinator of the Poverty Scholars Program.
The student group FREE, FCCAN and the Fort Collins Homeless Coalition are hosting these events. They are sponsored by the Parents Fund and by the departments of Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Economics, Political Science, Social Work, Education, and Anthropology.