Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II on Palestine

In his keynote address, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II draws connections between global systems of oppression from militarism to racism to classism, hammering home the importance of solidarity from Palestine to the US and beyond.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II (@RevDrBarber) 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.