UPDATE – June 13, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018 at Ala Moana Beach Park, Sites 28A & B from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Come take part in the Hawai’i Event for the Poor People’s Campaign and Moral Mondays!

The national theme for the week of this action is “A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative.” By holding the action on this date, it will be part of the largest national media push of the entire campaign.

Planned Action

How will we give voice to those whom power structures are silencing? We will listen to them and give them space to be heard!

Participants in this action can spend this week inviting and welcoming people to share what they see as “The Struggle” for them. And participants can fill out their own struggles, too! We can print out this form and send in pictures or scans of it to the email address on the form or you can drop it off to be displayed and witnessed during the event.

Form of “The Struggle”

We suggest printing and carrying around these forms or planning a few hours to be in touch with people whose struggles should be heard and witnessed by others. Here are some tips for speaking with people: Training Document – Poor People’s Campaign

You can send the form and image together to hawaiipoorpeoplescampaign@gmail.com or drop completed forms at First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway, any time before noon on Sunday June 17, 2018.

All of The Struggles will be on display during the action on Monday, June 18.

Step 2: “Giving Voice to The Struggle”

Monday, June 18 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Ala Moana Beach Park, Sites 28A & B

“Giving Voice to The Struggle” will be an opportunity for those enduring struggles to be heard. Like witnessing The Struggle in Step 1, we will welcome those who care to share any portion of The Struggle they are experiencing. We will all witness these struggles that humans endure in the face of so many forms of oppression.

We will also carefully and respectfully display each and every form of The Struggle we receive during this event. As loud as our microphones may be, the volume of the number of ways we will witness what people struggle to overcome will honor the human dignity in each of us while reminding us all how far we have to go in the coming years.