Join us for a discussion with the youth leader for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Deeq Abdi, as he talks about the Campaign's effort to build a multiracial movement to abolish poverty through the promotion of economic human rights.
Deeq Abdi was born in Somalia in 1990 and made his way to the USA in 1998. He grew up in a diverse household with a Somali mother and an Irish American dad. During his last year in High School he got involved with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. Becoming one of the leads helping to organize the People's March on the 2008 Republican National Convention. During that year working with Cheri Honkala he had a political awakening. He has since been working in community organizing, doing youth work in teaching creative writing and poetry as wells empowering the next generation of urban farmers. He is currently is working on a memoir and putting his eggs in a row. For his upcoming move to Philidelphia, he is once again working with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign as they prepare for the US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia on June 25th-28th, 2015.