Once specific way that we continue to build the movement for economic human rights is through educational speaking engagements. Throughout the year, PPEHRC leaders are invited to speak at various universities, churches, and community organizations across the country about our organization’s vision and work as a way to raise awareness on various issues surrounding poverty and injustice. These speaking engagements also serve as financial support for PPEHRC’s movement to abolish poverty.
Our main speaker is our National Coordinator and Co-Founder, Cheri Honkala. Cheri is a nationally and internationally recognized anti-poverty and human rights advocate. For the past 25 years she has dedicated her life to creating a movement led by the poor, not their advocates. Honkala has organized numerous protests, holding marches, demonstrations and setting up tent cities, in the course of which activities she has been arrested for civil disobedience violations more than 200 times. You can read more about her bio on Cheri’s personal blog here.
If you are interested in booking a speaking engagement, please fill out this form and we will get back to you about your request and our availability.