‘Interview about the Poor People’s Campaign: “Half of the US Population is Poor”’

‘Interview about the Poor People’s Campaign: “Half of the US Population is Poor”’

Posted on Oct 14, 2016

An interview about the Poor People’s Campaign with the Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist of the Kairos Center, published in ‘The Dawn: International Newsletter of Popular Struggles.’

Luis Rodriguez: Something is dying so something else can be born

Luis Rodriguez: Something is dying so something else can be born

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

This is where we are in this country. A time of reckoning. A New Poor People’s Campaign can’t be about any viable reforms within this system. It has to stretch the system beyond its limitations.

Calling for a New Poor People’s Campaign in Grays Harbor County, WA

Calling for a New Poor People’s Campaign in Grays Harbor County, WA

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

At a “State of the Streets” event in Westport, Washington, Chaplains on the Harbor announced their endorsement of the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign Midwest Tour

The Poor People’s Campaign Midwest Tour

Posted on Jun 21, 2016

From May 16th-26th, more than 40 leaders from 20 organizations and 10 states participated in the Poor People’s Campaign Midwest Tour.

National Organizing Call: Appalachia

National Organizing Call: Appalachia

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

This past July, a group of people committed to the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign from Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana took part in a tour of Appalachia to build relationships with communities there and learn from them about the conditions they’re dealing with and the enemies they’re facing. Below are […]

Poor People’s Campaign National Organizing Calls

Poor People’s Campaign National Organizing Calls

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

The Poor People’s Campaign National Organizing Calls are about understanding ourselves and who we’re up against in building the unity and power of the poor.

Making Connections from Alabama to West Virginia

Making Connections from Alabama to West Virginia

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

Catherine Flowers of the Equal Justice Initiative and the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise reflects on the common struggles and history in Alabama and West Virginia.

WATCH: On the road in Selma for a new Poor People’s Campaign

WATCH: On the road in Selma for a new Poor People’s Campaign

Posted on Jul 5, 2015

As the Poor People’s Campaign tour of Appalachia is about to kick off, watch this short film about our last tour, of Selma and the surrounding areas during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Edmund Pettus bridge crossing. Poor people are organizing and building unity and power in Selma, in Lowndes County, and […]

50 Years of Poor People’s Organizing: An Interview with Bob Zellner

50 Years of Poor People’s Organizing: An Interview with Bob Zellner

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

Below is an interview with Bob Zellner, edited for length and clarity. Bob is a veteran of the Civil Rights movement. He grew up in rural Alabama, the son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members and ministers. While Bob was a kid, his father took the dangerous step of renouncing his Klan membership. The […]

Saving Rural Hospitals Means Saving Lives

Saving Rural Hospitals Means Saving Lives

Posted on Jun 5, 2015

By Shailly Barnes and Dan Jones We joined The Walk from NC to DC just outside Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday afternoon. We were the third leg of the Kairos Center’s relay team – Larry Cox and Robert Ascherman started us off on June 1, Adam Barnes and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis took over for them […]