BEYOND THE MOMENT
“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin, we must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
- Dr. King, Beyond Vietnam Speech, 1967
Today along with the Movement For Black Lives and the Majority, #ItTakesRoots is launching Beyond the Moment (BTM): Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day, a campaign that will expand and strengthen multi-racial, multi-sector and local long-term organizing capacity to fight for justice, freedom and a dignity for all.
April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech at Riverside Church in New York City, where he offered a radical critique of imperialist war and the injustice of racial capitalism and called for the launch of a Poor People’s Campaign to defeat the 3 evils of racism, materialism and militarism. Exactly one year later Dr. King was assassinated, but the radical legacy he and thousands of other black liberation fighters advanced continues today.
Join us as we kick off a month of mass political education, vigils and direct action to deepen our cross-movement collaboration and strategy and build toward mass collective action in D.C. on April 28-29th and across the country on May Day.
- Join one of the actions happening nationwide or organize one in your community.
- "Signal Boost" www.beyondthemoment.org with your networks, on social media and in email. Share the toolkit that includes information on activities you can lead during the political education events, beginning 4/4 in both Spanish and English.
- Join the TEXT list: For immediate updates, text the word BEYOND to 90975.
- Check out the social media toolkit!
PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MOVEMENT
SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY APRIL 28 at 2pm
JOIN THE IT TAKES ROOTS RED LINE ACTION in DC
Join us April 28th in Washington DC as we unite as Mother Earth’s RED LINE to take direct action against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy.
The day before the People’s Climate Mobilization, on April 29th, we’ll form a red line to defend our planet, protect our people & communities. The Red Line is a line that cannot be crossed. We draw a red line through the militarization of the federal budget, and the rising wars at home and abroad, and the “dig, burn, dump” economy. We hold a red line to defend our environment, our homes, our families and our future generations. We will work to build a just transition towards “local, living economies” where communities and workers are in charge. We demand an investment in communities and sustainability, and a divestment from militarism and extraction.
Will you hold Mother Earth’s Red Line with Indigenous, Black, Brown and Frontline communities on April 28th?
We are building a just transition in our communities, moving away from capitalism and exploitation of our bodies and the earth and towards sustainable and healthy solutions. We are taking action to stop pollution and poverty at the source, confronting multinational corporations that profit from and create the current climate crisis.
In the streets of Washington DC. Details to come.
On April 28th, the day before the March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, at 2PM
We will be forming Mother Earth’s Red Line. We will need YOU to be there to defend, resist, and protect. Wear red.