February 01, 2017

New NYSUT poster celebrates Black History Month, honors Barber

Source: NYSUT Communications

rev. barberNYSUT celebrates Black History Month — February — with a poster highlighting the work of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and organizer of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement.

Barber launched the movement in 2013 using non-violent civil disobedience to oppose regressive policies in North Carolina. Moral Mondays spread nationally and, in 2015, Barber joined NYSUT leaders, members and coalition partners at the New York State Capitol to highlight inequality in education.

He recently authored The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, a 2016 book chronicling the movement.

Printable NYSUT posters can be downloaded at www.nysut.org/poster. To order a hard copy, email orders@nysutmail.org. Reference poster number 514B_17 and include your name, mailing address, number of copies needed and a contact phone number. Orders without that information cannot be processed.

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