Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. traveled to Germany to launch the International Poor People’s Campaign to combat poverty around the world. Poverty is not just a local injustice it a global one so the SCLC seeks to eradicate extreme poverty through an cohesive international effort.
The SCLC is providing a Direct Relief Truck to bring supplies directly to the communities in the pan handle of Florida. With a generous donation from the Horizon Trucking company, the SCLC has an 18-wheeler truck on site and is currently collecting items that will be distributed bi-weekly.
SCLC’s focus is to educate youth and adults in the areas of personal responsibility, leadership potential, and community service; to ensure economic justice and civil rights and to eradicate environmental classism and racism wherever it exists.
People need jobs and income. Poverty, as Dr. King reminded us, is one of the worst forms of violence.
Dr. King task me with institutionalizing and internationalizing non-violence. That is what I will continue to fight for.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.