We had a great time at our Mother Earth Day event on April 22nd in collaboration with Global Climate Convergence! We spent the day working on an urban farm with Norris Square Neighborhood Project and watching the Hunger Games while eating organic food provided by Organic Consumers Association and discussing issues of hunger.
Every Spring, PPEHRC hosts an Alternative Spring Break to engage students in economic justice and human rights issues. As an alternative spring break participant, students have the opportunity to learn about and participate in foreclosure defense, urban farming, food distributions, anti-homelessness activism, community organizing, and preparation for the third US Social Forum, to be hosted in Philadelphia.
Anti-poverty Activist, Cheri Honkala, Arrested With Anti-Pipeline Protesters, Building a Bigger Movement for Justice
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.