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Poor Peoples' Campaign Seeks Volunteer Documentarians for Advocacy Work

Friday, May 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson

On the 50th anniversary of the Poor Peoples’ Campaign, Dr. King’s last mass action initiative for human rights and justice, the organizers for the new Poor Peoples’ Campaign seek assistance in documenting a series of actions they have just launched and that will continue into this summer.

Building the Poor People’s Campaign means changing hearts and minds. The organizers believe that video, photography and radio are powerful mediums to lift up the voices of those most affected by poverty, racism, environmental destruction and the war economy, and to tell the stories that the mainstream media deliberately ignores: stories of black, white and brown people coming together to demand a more just nation.

The Poor Peoples’ Campaign needs media makers in every state to help build the multimedia infrastructure of the Campaign. Whether you have your own production company or are just learning to use a camera, the organizers want to join with you, to tell the story of an unprecedented moment in this country.

In each state, the organizers are looking for media teams that include:

  • Videographers or Documentarians
  • Producers
  • Video editors
  • Photographers
  • Bloggers
  • Podcasters
  • Meme Creators

Media teams will:

  • Document state-based actions and events
  • Produce short videos to be used locally and in national campaigns
  • Create stories across social media platforms—Instagram, Snapchat, etc
  • Build or strengthen relationships with other media organizations in your city and town


If you would like to be involved, please send a brief description of your background and why you want to be part of the media team, to

For more information, visit:


Actions are being planned by the Poor Peoples’ Campaign in:

Montgomery, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Phoenix, Arizona

Little Rock, Arkansas

Sacramento, California

Denver, Colorado

Hartford, Connecticut

Washington, D.C.

Dover, Delaware

Tallahassee, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Springfield, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Des Moines, Iowa

Topeka, Kansas

Frankfort, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Augusta, Maine

Annapolis, Maryland

Boston, Massachusetts

Lansing, Michigan

St. Paul, Minnesota

Jackson, Mississippi

Jefferson City, Missouri

Concord, New Hampshire

Trenton, New Jersey

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Albany, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Providence, Rhode Island

Columbia, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Montpelier, Vermont

Richmond, Virginia

Olympia, Washington

Charleston, West Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin


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