Week Two (May 20–26)

Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities

Featured Blog Posts:

Aaron Noffke and Fernando Garcia, “We Are a Human Rights Organization” — Interview with Fernando Garcia of the Border Network for Human Rights

Post Text: “I believe that immigrants and immigrant families will have to be a key component of the next social movement in the United States.” Fernando Garcia @BNHR #PoorPeoplesCampaign Read more: http://bit.ly/Week2FernandoGarcia

From Our Archive:

John Wessel-McCoy, “I’ll Vote On” — The History of Voter Suppression in Alabama and the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Post Text: “When it comes to voter suppression, these anti-democratic methods of disfranchisement are inextricably tied to the history of slavery and Jim Crow.” John Wessel-McCoy @Kairos_Center #PoorPeoplesCampaign Read more: http://bit.ly/Week2Vote

John Wessel-McCoy, Willie Baptist, and Foster Pinkney, Ferguson and the Watts Uprising

Post Text: “We have to finish the unfinished business of #MLK by reigniting the #PoorPeoplesCampaign along the lines of the key principle he preached and practiced: uniting the poor and dispossessed across color lines” Willie Baptist, @Kairos_Center Read more: http://bit.ly/Week2WattsFerguson

America Will Be, Episode 1 — Uniting a Movement

Post Text: “500 tribes coming together & it’s long overdue—& it’s not easy, it’s beautiful & messy and awesome.” “We can learn something from this.” Watch scenes from Oceti Sakowin Camp & how the #PoorPeoplesCampaign can learn from #StandingRock to unite a movement: http://bit.ly/AWBEp1

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