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.’
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]