Forward Together: A Podcast from the Arkansas Poor People's Campaign
By Arkansas Poor People's Campaign
A podcast that examines ideas and highlights people who drive the movement to end the evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the false moral narratives of religious nationalism in Arkansas.
In episode five, Nate and Pastor Frederick discuss capitalism’s harmful effects on humanity in healthcare and the necessity of reframing the lens with which we see each other. Pastor Fred, hospice chaplain and Memphis Theological Seminary graduate, reveals the moment he realized the absolute sacredness of human life, as well as the effort that people of all faiths must put in to liberate both victims of oppression as well as those oppressors who victimize.
The dehumanizing impact of valuing economic identities over spiritual identities and Martin Luther King’s radical gospel takes center stage in this podcast journey that moves in and out of poverty, privilege, and its impact on a 35-year-old African American male raised in Hope, Arkansas
In this episode, Nate Davis goes back in time with Arkansas activists Liz Branch and her husband Bill whose opposition to racial injustice began as a teen on the back of city buses in 1950's Atlanta, Georgia.
Get in on this fast-moving, inspirational conversation where Bill and Liz effortlessly prove that justice is what love looks like in public, and how their love for Christ and each other has transcended time, space, and more importantly helped heal communities throughout the US, Little Rock, and Central America.
In this bonus episode, join host Nate Davis as he visits with local artists involved in the curation of the 7th Street Mural in Little Rock. After these conversations, Nate sits down with his daughter, Sara, to discuss her participation on the projects at the 7th Street Mural.
In this episode, host Nate Davis welcomes Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice and Arkansas Peace Week co-founder, Hamid Ebrahimifar. Join us as Hamid shares how his brother’s incarceration in 1970’s Iran launched him into Little Rock where he’s become an icon for humility, determined dedication to activism, art, education, and protest against global militarization---all of which led to this summer’s visual campaign for human rights on Little Rock’s 7th Street.
In this episode, host Nate Davis talks with global fusionist Solomon Burchfield, APPC co-chair and community advocate who works to eliminate chronic homelessness in his Fayetteville, Arkansas hometown. Join us as Solomon explains how finding commonality in hard conversations can aid in the quest for justice, and the role love plays in his arguments to make the world a better place.
In this episode, host Nate Davis talks with the powerful and insightful Rev. Dr. Anika Whitfield,
activist and co-chair of the Arkansas Poor People's Campaign. Stay tuned as Dr. Whitfield shares her upbringing,
her influences, and her motivation to lead the campaign for justice here in Arkansas.