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Rev. William Barber to Discuss Moral Foundation of Worker Rights February 18

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William Barber
Rev. William Barber

Editor’s Note: This event has been canceled due to slip and fall injury to Rev. Barber. It will be rescheduled once Rev. Barber recovers.

The Rev. William Barber will present the Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Working Class Studies, “The Moral Foundation of Worker Rights,” on Wednesday, February 18, at 4 pm in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. Rev. Barber is president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Moral Monday Movement. One of the most important social justice leaders in the country today, he speaks in the moral tradition of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cornel West, who gave a lecture at Stony Brook in 2012.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Study of Working Class Life with support from the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, call (631) 632-7536 or email workingclass@stonybrook.edu.

The Center for Study of Working Class Life explores the meaning of class in today’s world. Looking at society through the lens of class clarifies many important social questions in new ways — why the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, what attacks on government programs through privatization mean, why the suburbs aren’t really a middle class haven, how the “family values” debate impacts our lives, and much more.

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