Was elated to find this in my email: Rev. Barber to Open Netroots Nation
We’re excited to welcome Rev. William Barber, the fiery preacher behind North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement, to Netroots Nation this summer.The Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP, is one of the most powerful speakers I've heard in my lifetime. But it isn't just about oratory—the Moral Mondays movement is putting in the footwork and doing grassroots organizing across the south (and moving into northern areas as well)
Rev. Barber will speak to attendees—-and help set the tone for Netroots Nation—-at Thursday night’s opening plenary session.
Moral Mondays started as a protest to the conservative takeover of state politics but has quickly grown into a grassroots social justice movement that’s reaching far beyond just North Carolina. A recent piece in Mother Jones says Rev. Barber is “charting a new path for protesting Republican overreach in the South—-and maybe beyond.”
With conservative overreach happening in states across the country, having Rev. Barber speak couldn’t come at a better time.
Other speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Gov. Howard Dean and more to be announced soon. Attendees will have access to 80 panels, 40 hands-on training sessions, film screenings and tons of fun networking events.
If by chance you haven't heard him speak—yet—here's a sample:
On the need to vote:
Rev. Barber's address receiving the Equality North Carolina Award for Extraordinary Leadership, for his work fighting for LGBT rights, and the right to have same sex marriage.
I hope people will spread the word and be there.
His address will also be available on line.