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In this episode of Move to Amend, we welcome guests Galen Tyler, Deeq Abdi, and Assad Al-Khdir who represent the Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign and also serve on the planning committee for the US Social Forum. Our guests will talk about what we can expect in Philadelphia during the US Social Forum in June.
Watch the latest video about the US Social Forum here.
To learn more about the US Social Forum, visit www.ussocialforum.net.
To register for the US Social Forum in Philadelphia, visit ussfphilly.org.
The mission for WRLP Iis a catalyst for individual, family, and community change. Our agency along with our partners in the community, assist many people each year to transform their lives by working with citizens who live on limited incomes. Our goal is to train and re-employ the chronically unemployed and to offer "handup not a hand out". We wotk to put our citizens back to work through job training and job placement services.
Our guest today, Mr. Jeffrey Harris, hails from South Jamaica Queens New York. He is working on his masters degree in special education and has a passion for children and wants to equip them during their learning process with sklls and practical experience to empower them for better opportunities in life now and in the future. Jeffrey Harris is an instructor at WRLP and also is a volunteer instructor with the Salvation Army. He works tirelessly in Guilford County assisting the underserved in many capacities. Jeffrey Harris is single and also has a twin brother.
JANUARY 21, 2016
Today marks six years since the Supreme Court opened the floodgates of corporate money into democratic process and the launch of our movement to amend the Constitution to address the root causes of corporate rule. Join us for a LIVE podcast where we reflect on our accomplishments in 2015 and discuss what's in store for 2016 with Move to Amend national board members David Cobb, George Friday, and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap. Listeners are invited to call in to ask questions on the strategic plan or anything else Move to Amend!
Beginning at 11:15am PST / 2:15pm EST, dial 646-652-2345 and press 1 after the prompt to ask a question.
In light of African American History Month, we will be focusing our programs on Move to Amend's partnership with international grassroots organization Hip Hop Congress to present What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop, a public education campaign to address the corporatization of music, dance, and other art forms and shine a critical lens on race, class, and gender in contemporay American culture. This February will feature artists, activists, and organizers supporting this national campaign to raise awareness of the dangerous power corporations currently wield over culture and how it connects with their use of corporate constitutional rights.
Join us this week as we talk with Move to Amend's Program Coordinator Jessica Munger and Hip Hop Congress Executive Director Shamako Noble about the purpose of What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop and discuss Hip Hop's relationship to the struggle of oppressed people in the United States.
The mission for WRLP is a catalyst for individual, family and community change. Our agency, along with our partners in the community, assist many people each year to transform their lives by working with citizens who live on limited incomes, elected public officials and private sector representatives. Our goal is to train and reemploy the chronically unemployed and to offer a "hand up not a hand out". We work to put our citizens back to work through job training and job placement services.
Dr. Terence Jackson - Personal Development 2:15pm
Dr. Jackson is a highly accomplished , experienced and dynamic Certified Executive Coach, Leadership Development Coach, Life Coach, Sales Trainer, Business Coach and Consultant. His passion and purpose is helping others improve their quality of life.
Dr. Terence Jackson is a visionary with 25 plus years of progressive leadership experience in education, financial, petroleum, telecommunications, state and federal government, retail and consumer package goods.
DECEMBER 31, 2015
As you enjoy holiday celebrations with friends and family, we’re sharing a unique music compilation featuring artists, activists, and cultural organizers supporting the movement for real democracy. Special thanks to Soul Circuitry for their support and pro! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Move to Amend!
Donae James Johican ft. Shamako Noble & Anya
Know the Way
Call to Arms
Economic Bill of Rights
Put 'Em in Jail
Corporate Gods (The Hobby Lobby Blues)
Congress for Sale
Move to Amend
Shamako Noble & Will See Copeland
From the Bay to the D
FTP Militant Minded
Breathing Life into an Occupation (Automatically Shining)
It Takes Love
This week features lifetime activist and affiliate organizer for Move to Amend in Tuscaloosa, Jim Price, to talk with us about his experience as a Southern organizer for justice and how to approach grassroots organizing in "red states" like Alabama.
Jim Price has spent most of his adult life as an activist and organizer for justice in the southern United States. For twenty-six years, Jim served as a field representative, grassroots organizer, and lobbyist at the Sierra Club. He was a founder of the Club’s National Environmental Justice Grassroots Organizing Program through which he supported numerous local organizations representing low income white and nonwhite communities throughout the U.S. in their struggles. During the 1990s, Jim helped initiate the Sierra Club’s Corporate Accountability Project. He presented a popular presentation “Corporations and the Deterioration of Democracy” at over fifty venues. In the mid-90’s Jim became a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD). He was also a founder of the Alliance for Democracy, served on its first Board of Directors, and helped found the Birmingham, Alabama Chapter. Jim’s Unitarian Universalist community has been a great support to him. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa’s Social Justice Team and Board of Trustees have both endorsed the Move to Amend amendment. Since retiring to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2012, Jim has been an active organizer in the Move to Amend – Tuscaloosa affiliate.
This week features WAmend campaign director Gabe Meyer and secretary Cindy Black to talk about Washington State Initiative-735, a statewide ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and money as speech.
For more information, visit www.wamend.org or email email@example.com.
DECEMBER 10, 2015
Fresh sweet berries are nature’s candy, or so we like to think. But there’s nothing natural about the inhumane treatment experienced by the farmworkers responsible for bringing those berries to your table.
Join us for a conversation with farmworker and union activist Alfredo “Lelo” Juárez, and community organizer with Community to Community Development and Move to Amend board member Edgar Franks on the fight to expand democracy and procure human rights for migrant farmworkers, as we bring into focus the first farmworkers' union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and the ongoing boycott of berry products from corporate agribusiness, Sakuma Brothers Farms and Driscoll's.
Learn more about the boycott, visit boycottsakumaberries.com.
Keyan Bliss subs for Laura Bonham today.
This week features the Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress, Shamako Noble, to talk about the upcoming "What the BLEEP Happened to Hip Hop" Tour and their collaboration with Move to Amend.
Shamako is the co-founder of Hip Hop Congress. He is also the Director of the H2Ed program for the Hip Hop Association which uses education, media and leadership to preserve and develop Hip Hop culture. Before moving into those two positions, Shamako worked as a Community Outreach and Development Director for a youth center in Menlo Park. As an artist, Shamako has been performing since a very young age. At this time he has performed or organized over 200 events since starting his career. In 2004, he released his first solo album, “The Return of the Coming of the Aftermath.” Shamako, who was once known as the “Kevin Bacon of South Bay Hip Hop” is now moving into a similar role nationally. Within the Hip Hop realm, Shamako is involved in culture, industry, education and politics. Locally he also operates with an organization called R.E.F.U.G.E. (Real Education for Urban Growth Enterprises) which specializes in using the Urban Arts to teach life skills, leadership and culture.
This week we talk with our national director for Move to Amend, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, about the dozens of communities that passed local ballot initiatives in several states calling for amending the Constitution to end the doctrine of corporate personhood and money equals speech on Tuesday's election.
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited and the National Director of Move to Amend. She grew up in Santa Fe, NM and came to Humboldt County in 2001 by way of Western Massachusetts where she was studying education and community at Hampshire College. She served as a member of the national Leadership Team of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s campaign to Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights and the STORY (Strategy Training and Organizing Resources for Youth) Board of the SmartMeme Project. She is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy and Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation. In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She is the youngest member to serve in this position, as well as the the first woman to take this office. She was re-elected in 2008 and now serves as Board President.
Kaitlin serves as the National Director for Move to Amend. She oversees the national field organizing operations for the campaign, the affiliate support program and provides internship program supervision.
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