Host a Speaking Engagement

Once specific way that we continue to build and fund 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 serve as financial support for PPEHRC’s movement to abolish poverty. We would love to share our vision with your audience of the Poor People’s Army.

As inequality grows, how do we draw on poor people’s and peasants’ movements internationally to build a POOR PEOPLE’S ARMY? Book a captivating speaker for any audience.

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.

Cheri gained fame when she was a homeless mother, breaking into abandoned government-owned houses and occupying them in order to survive. Since then, she’s run the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, rubbed elbows with Cornel West, Meridel Le Sueur, Hugo Chávez, and many others, and run for VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES under the GREEN PARTY! 

If you are interested in booking a speaking engagement, please contact and we will get back to you about your request and our availability. Book Cheri for a keynote or convocation speech, workshop, or guest lecture in Sociology, Social Work, Human Rights at colleges, universities, religious institutions, and other places.