According to a 2015 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 46.7 million people living in poverty in the United States.
This Sunday on The Radical Imagination, host Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice sits down with Larry Cox, co-director of The Poverty Initiative at Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice to discuss a plan to organize a new Poor People's Campaign, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's original campaign in 1967, to end poverty in the U.S.
Larry Cox is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and has been working for peace, justice and human rights for four decades. As co-director of The Poverty Initiative, in conjunction with the Poor People's Campaign, he works to change the structures that perpetuate poverty through leadership development and organizing ministry models.
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