Current Initiatives and Campaigns
The 2017 Poor People's Campaign led by Reverend William Barber, will strategically connect and grow different struggles and lift up and deepen the leadership of those most affected to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our society. The Campaign will push forward concrete demands, build unity across lines of division, and draw on art, music, and religious traditions to challenge the dominant narrative that blames poor people for poverty.
It will be a multi-year undertaking. The Summer of 2017 through the Spring of 2018 will be used as the public launching of the Campaign (Poor People's Campaign).
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Reclaiming Our Truth: Using Photovoice to Challenge Narratives of Poverty in Cleveland
The End Poverty Now Coalition is working on a Photovoice Project as a response to the Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty (featured below) that aims to empower residents in Cleveland to reclaim their truth and to challenge the narratives that society has constructed of individuals living in poverty. We aim to empower the residents through the art of photography. Participants will work alongside the project coordinators and photographer to create the setting and visual representation of the photograph. Participants may take their own photograph if they wish. The participants will then compose a testimony or story behind the photograph. These will be a record and reflection of their truth they wish to share with the community. Policy makers, participants, residents and city officials will be invited to attend exhibition events where the photos will be showcased.
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The Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty held on October 14th, 2017 was observed by over 100 community members, leaders, politicians, artists and students. As a result of the common issues presented in the testimonies, The End Poverty Now Coalition plans to pursue campaigns and initiatives that will reflect the challenges highlighted in those testimonies including prejudice in the healthcare system involving patient care along with promoting the Commissioner's findings which includes unity and community empowerment to overcome society's challenges.
2016 RNC March in Cleveland
What is the End Poverty Now Coalition?
In September, 2015 the End Poverty Now Coalition was organized as a collective action to call upon both political parties during the Republican National Convention in regards to poverty issues in the United States.
Our anticipated impact was to raise the issues of poverty publicly and nationally to a degree that would require the candidates, the media and the public to look seriously at the issues of poverty that have been otherwise ignored for decades.
Today, we serve as a coordinated grassroots effort to begin a bottoms up approach for addressing poverty locally, regionally and statewide. Presently, there are over 16 organizations actively involved.
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