For any of you who have been thinking about going to the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit this June, here is a little inspiration…
The Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) – a movement linking human rights violations with poverty – will be walking to Detroit from New Orleans.
PPEHRC hopes to engage many different communities as they walk to the social forum showing how poverty impacts and destroys and a new way forward cannot be built on the bail out of big banks and the sellout of poor communities.
I have included a link that has a press release and a map of the route they will take – check it out and see if perhaps they will be near your community and you could attend some of the educational events they have planned along the way!
It feels fitting as we enter into the Easter season to stop and reflect on a vision that takes what seems impossible – eradicating poverty – and say we can do this together, one step at time, one community at a time. Peace!