REVEREND DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II, VOLUNTEER PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA NAACP, IS THE WINNER OF THE 2015 PUFFIN/NATION PRIZE FOR CREATIVE CITIZENSHIP. THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO REV. BARBER AT THE NATION INSTITUTE'S ANNUAL GALA DINNER ON DECEMBER 8 IN NEW YORK CITY.
Reverend Barber is the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday movement, an alliance of more than 200 progressive organizations in North Carolina. The multi-racial, multi-issue grassroots civil disobedience coalition, which began organizing ten years ago, has met at the North Carolina state capitol for the past two years to protest the gutting of voting rights and social programs, and to rally for economic justice, universal healthcare, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, immigrant rights, and public education. Learn More...