Category: Video

Poor People’s Campaign Revival: A Season of Organizing: Interview by Sharmini Peries

The Real News
December 17, 2017

As the 50th anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign approaches, organizers want to take up King’s mantle to “unite the bottom of this country, to bring about real change, to shift the narrative that is demonizing people for the problems they’re facing and to build power from the bottom up,” says campaign co-chair Dr. Liz Theoharis

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s the Real News Network I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. In 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along with other civil rights leaders launched a Poor People’s Campaign. It was an effort to end poverty, racism and militarism in America.

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Eerdmans Author Interviews: Liz Theoharis

Eerdword: the Eerdmans blog
April 24, 2017

Matthew 26:11 is a verse Liz Theoharis hears often. In her work to end poverty, “the poor you will always have with you” is almost daily quoted at Theoharis as an argument that her work is futile.

Learn more about the context of this verse and Theoharis’s new book on the topic Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor in our interview below

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Ending Poverty with Liz Theoharis

Vineyard Justice Network
Interviewed by Sydney Wilson
August 6, 2016

In today’s spotlight interview, VJN interviewed Liz Theoharis from the Kairos Center in New York. In this video she gives us her take on how to address the issue of poverty and homelessness and how church leaders can create environments where people of affluence and people experiencing poverty can live together in christian community.

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Imagining A New Poor People’s Campaign that Ends Poverty

Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Interview by Jim Vrettos for The Radical Imagination
January 24, 2016

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign as a social movement to end poverty. Today nearly 35 million Americans are still living in poverty, despite the country’s collective wealth.

On this episode of “The Radical Imagination;” host Jim Vrettos, a sociology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice sits down with the Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist, of the Kairos Center, to discuss strategies for building a new Poor People’s Campaign and eliminating poverty.

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