A New Poor People’s Campaign Draws From History To Take On Today’s Challenges
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FEATURING KAIT ZIEGLER – In 1968, just Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was launching his ambitious and powerful Poor People’s Campaign, he was assassinated and his broad-based intersectional activism cut short. The Poor People’s Campaign continued under the leadership of others in the movement.
Today, as inequality soars in the US and globally, a new generation of activists has revived the idea behind the original Poor People’s Campaign and applied it to modern conditions.
As we continue our special reporting from Into Action, the pop-up Art exhibit and conference in Los Angeles we turn now to one of the founders of the just-launched Poor People’s Campaign.
For more information visit www.poorpeoplescampaign.org.
Kait Ziegler, co-founder of the California chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign.