Listen to the online discussion: Finding a way forward

Posted on Feb 8, 2017
Listen to the online discussion: Finding a way forward

On Monday, February 20th at 8pm (EST), the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign held an online discussion on some of the pressing strategic questions we’re facing. We heard from three deeply rooted leaders: Nijmie Dzurinko from Put People First! PA, Roz Pelles from Repairers of the Breach, and Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez from the Popular Education Project. Charon Hribar of the Kairos Center moderated the discussion.

Nijmie, Roz, Felipe and Charon are leaders and organizations that have taken up a call for a New Poor People’s Campaign as we approach the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s PPC in 2018. The call for a New Poor People’s Campaign emphasizes the importance of building the power and leadership of poor and dispossessed people to become a new and unsettling force for change. We believe in the possibility and necessity of uniting the poor and working people across race, across region, across issues, across religious traditions, across all lines that divide our communities.

Nijmie, Roz, and Felipe also joined the call as representatives of a newly launched National Truth Commission on the Right to Not be Poor. During the 2017 pre-launch phase of building the New Poor People’s Campaign, the Kairos Center is helping to convene a diverse network of commissioners from important fronts of struggle to play a significant role in developing a national platform of the NPPC.

We recorded the discussion, and you can download it here or listen to it below.

Featured image credit: Geoff Livingston via Flickr.