Category: Resources

Poverty Scholars Program | Leadership School

  In August 2009, the Poverty Scholars Program will convene a week-long Leadership School to be held in Charleston, WV and to be coordinated in collaboration with the Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG). The Leadership School marks the foundation of a modern Poor People’s Campaign. Leaders who have participated in preparatory Strategic Dialogues will be…
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Poverty Scholars

I just returned from the second convening of the Poverty Scholars program at the Povety Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York. We had the honor of being joined by Bertha Burres, the Queen of he Mule Train.  She organized the Mule Train after Dr. King’s death as part of the the Poor People’s…
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Proud to Be a Community Organizer

As I am sure, many of you heard that during the Republic Convention derogatory remarks were made about community organizers.  Since then many people have responded in defense of community organizing.  You can do a search of the blogs and put in the words community organizer and get thousands of responses. That being said, as a…
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Family Leadership Conference

The Teen Track went great this year. The teens are becoming more responsible and aware of their actions and how they impact everyone. We did however have some name calling and rumors (It was not just by the teens) but that cant always be avoided when you have that many people together those that were the target of…
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