Minnesota March for Equity addresses state's 'opportunity gap'

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II – whose “Moral Mondays” campaign has spread from North Carolina to other states – lead a March for Equity on Aug. 16.

The Saturday march began at 10 a.m. at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis and ended up at the Hennepin County Library. It was organized by Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59. Twin Cities, faith, labor, and community partners are pulling together to overcome some of the worst racial disparities in the nation.

The union maintains that, “Children who live in better situations – with good homes to live in, with parents who have good, high-paying jobs –are in better position to learn and excel for their futures. The ‘opportunity gap’ will close. Our whole society will be better, but it will start from within.

(Video by Howard Kling, Labor Education Service)