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'People's Power Summit': Two-day event aimed to build community power

People's Power Summit
Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 00:33:54-04

MARIBEL (NBC 26) — People from across the state and from other parts of the country are expected to gather in Maribel, Wisconsin later this week for a two-day People’s Power Summit event.

The event takes place Friday and Saturday at a farm located in the heart of Manitowoc County.

Wisconsin People's Power Summit

Organizers say in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the People’s Power Summit is a coming together of diverse people's organizations to celebrate their shared history and future.

They say their intention is to continue building a mutually empowering network of progressive organizations and community members.

On their website, they state this is an independent initiative to fight for the rights of poor and working people, including jobs, education, housing, food security, and healthcare.

They say they struggle against racism, sexism, low wages, prisons, and war. They also state their support to the LGBTQ community, Black Lives Matter, the Indigenous, Immigrant Rights, Family Farmers, and unions.

Watch below to hear from organizers and learn more about the event: