Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is president of Repairers of the Breach, national co-chair of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign, and leads an alliance of more than 200 progressive organizations best known as "Moral Monday." This coalition has led justice work in North Carolina for a decade and inspired organizing across the nation. The Washington Post called Barber's speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention "the most engaging" of many strong ones. Dr. Barber was recognized as one of the International Black Achievers by the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool England and his portrait now hangs on the Black Achievers Wall in the Legacy gallery.
As the architect of the Moral Monday he stands for a multi-racial, multi-faith movement fighting for voting rights, public education, universal healthcare, environmental protection, and the rights of women, labor, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community. In 2013, thousands joined weekly protests at the North Carolina state legislature; more than a thousand were arrested in civil disobedience. Monday coalition continues to draw tens of thousands each year.
For the past two years, Rev. Dr. Barber has led a national organizing tour called "The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values," working alongside Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, and Sister Simone Campbell to redefine public morality and support...