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Audio Interference 66: Poor People’s Campaign

In this episode, we’re speaking with activists, organizers, musicians and artists who are a part of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The movement is building on the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968, a national movement led by Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Junior to unite the poor. We focus our conversation on the role music and art plays, and has played, in this movement. 

A huge thank you to Ciara Taylor, Pauline PIsano, and Charon Hribrar for speaking with for this episode. 

To learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign, visit their website at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
To download a copy of the songbook, produced by the Poor People’s Campaign with artwork by Justseeds collective: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/SON001_Songbook.pdf

This episode coincides with the exhibition at Interference Archive Everybody’s Got A Right To Live: The Poor People’s Campaign 1968 & Now: http://interferencearchive.org/everybodys-got-a-right-to-live-the-poor-peoples-campaign-1968-now/

This is the last episode of spring 2019 Audio Interference season. We’re taking a break for the summer, but we’ll be back again in the fall with a brand new season that explores the culture of social movements globally. While we’re off enjoying the summer sun, we’d love to hear from you with feedback about our episodes so far, and about what you’re interested in listening to in the future! Please fill out this survey to tell us why you love audio interference, and what topics you would like us to cover in the year ahead: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QUf3nPwdo7ewDaymPsgW73biPu-42iWwlF4Z-FI3QoE/viewform?edit_requested=true

Thanks, and have a nice summer!

Music you heard today is by: 

50 Years After MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, 2,500+ Arrested Over 6 Weeks Calling for Moral Revival, Democracy Now, June 25, 2018

Audio recordings from an action at Wall Street in March 2018, with help by Lu Aya from the Peace Poets and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. 

Ciara and Paulina sing “I want to Lift My People Up” by Vi Rose.