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Episode 4: We Cry Justice

Organizers draw inspiration from biblical scripture in building a movement led by the poor. Anu talks with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, editor of the book We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign, a collection of essays from leaders across the country. Reverend Theoharis is Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice.

Episode 3 Who Counts as Poor?

How the official US poverty line actually creates more poverty. Jake Heller talks with policy experts Shailly Gupta Barnes and Shawn Fremstad. Shailly Gupta Barnes is Policy Director of the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign. Shawn Fremstad is Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Episode 2: Not Going Back to Normal

Victories and challenges of organizing today. Anu talks with organizers Barb Rivera of Rochester Citywide Tenants Union who fought off her own eviction and Keith Bullard of North Carolina Raise Up fighting for a $15 minimum wage. Recorded in August 2021.

Ep 1: The Power of the Poor

Our pilot episode features a deep and wide-ranging conversation on building the independent political power of the poor with Min. Dr. Savina Martin of the National Union of the Homeless, Rev. Nelson Johnson of the Beloved Community Center in North Carolina, and Rev. West McNeill of the NYS Poor People's Campaign and the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS.

"Getting Into Step" image by Aaron Hughes, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Poor People’s Campaign Portfolio.