NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H204
Timeslot: 
Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 

This workshop will be a robust and engaging discussion, an anti-capitalist approach to poverty and related issues such as: * the status of poverty in the U.S. today; money for war, but not human needs, * the lack of affordable housing, gentrification, homeless shelters and the role of public housing authorities in the spread of gentrification, * health care, health insurance, the opioid drug crisis, etc. * the role of the nonprofit industrial complex, foundations and official corruption in the worsening of poverty; public policies that cause more harm, * actions steps; building a mass movement to organize and fight back and the vital necessity of a Poor People's Army and its training institute, The Boot Camp. The chair will open the workshop with greetings and will explain the purpose of the a workshop. Each of the five panelists will speak for 8 minutes, allowing plenty of quality time to have a great discussion with the audience. There will be three different kinds of hand outs and a sign in sheet to stay in contact with members of the audience after the conference is over.

Participants

Nick Carmack is a student at Temple University and has organized with students in Philadelphia and Portland, OR to develop critical leaders amongst today’s young people. Like many students, he is struggling with student debt, but he has worked to provide student services to...

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Tanya Curry is a currently homeless soldier in the Poor People’s Army. She is currently in charge of the Army’s community garden and has taken on the responsibility of the food cupboard as well. She was most recently active in the fight to support the...

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Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture is a long-time anti-capitalist/socialist community organizer and activist. She is a dues-paying member of these...

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Allison McDowell has been an activist around issues of public education in Philadelphia for many years and has expanded her research to include broader concerns around poverty management, the neo-liberal politics of foundations and the nonprofit industrial complex and pay-for-...

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Sandra Rivera-Colon was born into the anti-poverty movement here in the United States. Her parents were homeless youth living at a park in the Frankford section of Philadelphia in 1994 and she was conceived while her parents lived and organized at a tent city. ...

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Pastor Pastor Keith Collins is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Church of the Overcomer, Trainer, PA. He has a life-long history of challenging the prison industrial complex, and one of a small number of pastors raising awareness about political prisoners in the U.S. He is a...

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Cheri Honkala, Founder and National Organizer, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and before that, Kensington Welfare Rights Union. She first gained international fame when she was a homeless mother, breaking into...

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