Join Marcellus Outreach Butler for an advance screen of the documentary We Cried Power.
We Cried Power tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign -Reverend Barber, a pastor from North Carolina, joined other clergy to launch a national movement led by poor and working people. During the Summer of 2018, thousands of people – Black, white, Latino, First Nation, Asian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian, people not of faith, gay, straight, young and old – work together, picking up the baton from the freedom fighters of the Civil Rights Movement.
The documentary We Cried Power is an intimate account of a “season of resistance,” told through his eyes and the mothers, veterans, preachers, and students who are the voices and founding members of this new “fusion” movement. The film bears witness to the profound process by which those without power decide not to accept their powerlessness. Instead, they claim – through protest, dance, song, and poems, through testimony and tears – their birthright: to live decent lives in the United States of America.