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Poor People's Campaign: Hearing: Impact of Homelessness on Women & Children
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is a multi-racial movement fighting the 4 pillars of evil: poverty, racism, a war economy and environmental devastation. PPC has called for a series of Poor People’s Hearings. In LA, the PPC is partnering with Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) for this local hearing in Skid Row, one in a series of Poor People’s Hearings. ► Hear directly from women and children impacted by poverty and homelessness. ► Elected officials will be present to listen to testimony. ► Find out what you can do, discuss what we can do together. Over 134,000 people in California are without homes, over 52,000 in LA County; women & children are the fastest growing group of homeless people in LA. 73% of poor people in the US are women and children. LA County has the largest child welfare system in the US, detaining and placing children in foster care with strangers or up for adoption because their mothers are poor or victims of domestic violence. In impoverished Black and Brown communities women are prey to violence including serial murders, and youth are often targets of police shootings and beatings. Call by Nov 26th if you need childcare:[masked] “Take away our poverty, not our children!” Rev. Liz Theoharis, Co-Coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Los Angeles Community Action Network - LACAN

838 East 6th Street · Los Angeles

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    As a peace-builder, you seek truth, take time to learn, as well as further develop compassion for yourself, and cultivate relationships with people from different cultures and backgrounds and the environment in which you live. You use conflict resolution as a tool to overcome differences, not violence.

    This group serves to unite people from all walks of life in local communities by working together to alleviate the causes of racial, gender, and economic discrimination, promote social justice, defend animal rights, and identify environmental issues, while lessening our carbon footprint.

    What to expect from this group. Discussions, lectures, book club meetings, activist training, volunteer opportunities, protests, rallies, demonstrations, field trips to explore the environment, museums, art galleries, and documentaries/movies, which will expand our knowledge, plus, conferences, workshops, art activism, and so-on.

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