barber william300The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud to host “An Evening with Reverend Dr. William Barber, II” on Friday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church.

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is the President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; Co- Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; and Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary. For more than a quarter century, he has pastored the Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Barber comes to Birmingham to conclude UAB's annual recognition of Birmingham King Week by sharing his efforts to preserve Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy of a Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Barber will share how to embody the moral and socially just principles, inspired by Dr. King, and everyone's responsibility to continue its legacy.

The event is co-sponsored by UAB’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Institute for Human Rights, Division of Student Affairs, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register at To request accessibility accommodations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..