Nuru Tour Launches on MLK Day
Morgantown, WV January 18, 2010
On a day when the entire nation was reflecting and remembering the pioneer of justice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Nuru International launched its first nationwide tour in an effort to mobilize others to join our efforts to end extreme poverty. Three young poverty fighters will drive around the country for ten weeks to ask others to “Join The Story” and ending extreme poverty.
The team of three West Virginia University alumni left on a journey that will take them from coast to coast with stops in cities all over the country where they will share Nuru’s story, and encourage others to join Nuru by working together with us to end extreme poverty, one community at a time.
Derek Roberts, a native of Calhoun county, West Virginia says that although he will miss his friends and family back home, this issue needs to be addressed, and that it’s the hope of he and his teammates that they will see thousands join Nuru in confronting the crisis of extreme poverty. He is joined by Tiffany Newcomb of Beckley, West Virginia and Lisa Hough of Nokomis, Florida. Their first stop will be in Washington DC where they will share Nuru’s story with students at George Washington University January 19th at 7PM night.
You can find out more about where they will be by visiting Nuru’s facebook page. Are they near your town? Will you consider making the drive to hear the story. If you want to keep up with the latest from the team, subscribe to their ustream channel, visit the tour blog, or follow them on twitter @nurutour.
Who knows, this team may just say the words that mobilize the next MLK to lead another generation to work with their whole hearts toward justice for all in this world.
About Billy Williams
Strategic Partnerships Director — As passionate about ending extreme poverty as he is about his home state of West Virginia, Billy developed a hunger for listening to and telling good stories at a young age. He received a BA in Chemistry and English as well as an MA in English from West Virginia University as well as an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. As Nuru’s lead advocate and storyteller, Billy has been invited to share at events around the globe. If you are seated next to him on a plane, or trapped with him in an elevator, he’ll be sure to invite you to join our efforts, too.Read More Stories of Hope