Cheri Honkala: The co- founder and national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and vice president of the Green Shadow Cabinet. Cheri is nationally and internationally respected for her anti-poverty work. Honoring the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1967-68 Cheri inspires a new generation of leaders working to end poverty.
In this exclusive interview, Dennis Trainor, Jr. and Cheri Honkala discuss the Earth Day to May Day Climate Convergence, the U.S. Social Forum, and what motivates a life of social justice organizing.
Cheri Honkala of the Poor Peoples Economic Campaign and Vice President of the Green Shadow Cabinet joins the host Dennis Trainor, Jr. and the Resistance Report panel (Nicole Carty (The Other 98%), Julianna Forlano (Absurdity Today) and Joel Northam (Acronym TV Contributor) – to discuss the jobs crisis in the United States, the perpetually underemployed, and the impact of a raise in the minimum wage versus a policy that guaranteed an income for all.
The 16th Homelessness Marathon will originate from Brattleboro, VT on the night of Wednesday, February 19th featuring our very own, Cheri Honkala at 12am (Midnight).
The US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia summer of 2015 is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work towards broader unity. The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to be on the offense against all forms of oppression.
The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build a powerful and inclusive movement that transforms this country and the world. We will reach far and near to lift up our people so that they can be heard and know they are not alone. Through learning together we will tear down divisions and put into practice the idea that ‘Your Fight Is My Fight’.
In the hopes of highlighting the effects that poverty is having on the region as a whole, the Rochester Area Community Foundation on Tuesday morning released its 50-page analysis of poverty in the greater Rochester area.
At the Stop the Cuts Rally and People’s Assembly, free food was distributed and participants decided to form the new people’s coalition, ‘Opposition to Oppression’