The Poor People’s Campaign- Engaging in a political, economic and social dialogue for solutions to poverty

09/14/18 The Poor People’s Campaign- Engaging in a political, economic and social dialogue about solutions to poverty
Topic: Poor People’s Campaign, Poverty, Racism, Capitalism, Ecological Devastation, War economy , Distorted Moral Narrative
Segment: D Report
Participants: Kenia Alcocer, Co-Chair of California Poor People’s Campaign
Broadcast Air Date: 09/14/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:
-What is the Poor People’s Campaign- A National Call for Moral Revival?
– What is  anti-displacement and anti-discrimination work?
– How do we push the local government to support the local community with the things necessary to thrive?
– What is the connection between present Poor People’s campaign and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Poor People’s campaign from 1968?
– The 1968 Poor People’s campaign identified three pillars of evil: 1- poverty, 2- racism and 3- the war economy
-The 2018 Poor People’s Campaign adds ecological devastation and distorted moral narrative.
– The Souls of Poor Folk audit
– How does the narrative about poverty and the poor become purposefully distorted?
-How do we fight poverty and not the poor?
– Can we analyze poverty?
– Is poverty a structurally outlined product of capitalism?
– Forty states have signed up along with California’s Poor People’s Campaign.
– How is poverty hidden from our daily lives?
– How is poverty created?
-How does the poor people’s campaign become a movement that involves white folk as much and black and brown communities?
– How do we have an in-depth talk about poverty in our communities?
– What of the different ways of defining poverty?
– How and why is poverty sustainable?
– How and why is poverty and reproducible?
– Poverty requires the support of the nation- state for it to exist.
– How can we engage in political, economic and social dialogue about solutions to poverty?
– How and why do we support the system of poverty by hiding our own economic, political, social and physical vulnerabilities?
– This is my campaign not because I want to help the poor, but is my campaign because I am the poor.
-Is the ultimate goal of the Poor People’s Campaign for none of us to be hurting?
– Is the Poor People’s Campaign and international movement?
– There will be a mass meeting of the Poor People’s Campaign on Sunday, September 23, 2018
– Are 140 million people living in poverty across the United States?

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