In partnership with the Utah Poor People’s Campaign and KRCL 90.9, we were proud to present a free screening of King in the Wilderness along with a post-film conversation about intergenerational poverty with local organizers and activists of the Poor People’s Campaign including Dine Shandiin of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Esther Meroño of Repairers of the Breach, Lesley Shaw of Queers Divest, Rev. Monica Dobbins of First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, and moderator Billy Palmer of KRCL 90.9 RadioActive.
King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing stirring new perspectives on Dr. King’s character, his radical doctrine of nonviolence, and his internal philosophical struggles prior to his assassination in 1968. Now more than ever, organizations like the Poor People’s Campaign is vital to keeping Dr. King’s principles alive. This national fusion movement is focused on changing the narrative of poverty, racism, war economy, ecological devastation, to name a few, and is led by the voices most oppressed in our society.
Utah Poor People’s Campaign is in its beginning stages of recruiting local folks to join their efforts. Get involved or stay informed with the important work they do by visiting their website and follow them on Facebook.
Didn’t get a chance to see the film with us? This documentary is now available to stream on HBO.