Once a month, we explore and celebrate the work of poor people's movements, especially in the U.S. We highlight systemic organizing led by women, LGBT folks, and people of color, pushing forward new models for change.
This month, co-host Max Rameau joins host Puck Lo and guest Rob Robinson for a conversation on community control of police, land and resources.
Max Rameau is an organizer and political theorist with Pan-African Community Action in DC, working on a Community Control Over Police campaign to have local police come under the control of local communities, through a Community Police Control Board. He also works with the Organization for Human Rights and Democracy.
Rob Robinson is staff volunteer at National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. After losing his job in 2001, he spent two years homeless on the streets of Miami and ten months in a New York City shelter. He eventually overcame homelessness and has been in the housing movement based in New York City since 2007. In the fall of 2009, Rob was chosen to be New York City chairperson for the first official mission of a UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, and was also member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land movement.
Thank you to Jesse Strauss for Audio Mixing and Editing.
Music for this episode from https://filmmusic.io:"Too Cool" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).