Alternative Weekend School

Alternative Weekend School: A fork in the road: Building radical spirit-led activism

Every weekend starting March 31-April 1 until May 26-27, 2018

Come join the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and the Church of the Overcomer for a weekend of PPEHRC school!

Together we will be following the ugly road – the long, imperfect struggle for peace and social justice. Through this unique two-day poverty immersion program you will have opportunities to:

  • Learn from seasoned, nationally-recognized political organizers
  • Receive non-denominational spiritual guidance and daily reflection
  • Participate in community service opportunities related to economic human rights
  • Hear from special guest speakers
  • Gain hands-on experience with community organizing
  • Go on a ‘reality tour’ of local communities and become an ally in daily struggles
  • Participate in political demonstrations to build a movement to end poverty
  • And more…

The cost of accommodation, food, and programming for the weekend is $200 (sliding scale by request).

If you are interested, please complete this application at least one week before the weekend you would like to join.


Alternative Spring Break!

Every spring we connect with various colleges and universities to invite students interested in social and economic justice to participate in our Alternative Spring Break Program. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from seasoned leaders about organizing for economic human rights and be part of the movement to end poverty. Students who have participated in past programs have had the opportunity to work on our urban farm, go on a reality tour of the Kensington community, organize fundraising efforts, participate in protests / demonstrations, and be involved with home defense and anti-foreclosure work. During their stay, students live with PPEHRC host families in North Philadelphia. Educationals are provided throughout the week which are led by various PPEHRC leaders. Some educational topics include: housing takeovers, political democracy, and the politics of poverty, hunger, and homelessness.