In this powerful address from the 2021 Collective Impact Convening, Rev. Dr. William Barber (Repairers of the Breach) issues a call to action to not return to the “normal” of pre-covid, and to recognize the systemic inequities that existed before and contributed to why the pandemic has had such a devastating impact on so many people and communities. Rev. Dr. Barber describes that what’s needed now is for folks to come together, and through the strengths of coalitions, work to challenge these systemic inequities that have existed for too long.
Preceding this talk, poet Azura Tyabji shares her poem Allegiance.
Resources and Footnotes
- Video and Transcript: Rev. Dr. William Barber’s Opening Keynote at the 2021 Collective Impact Action Summit
- Pain and Poverty in America
- Repairers of the Breach: http://www.breachrepairers.org/
- Poor People’s Campaign: https://vote.poorpeoplescampaign.org
The Intro music, entitled “Running,” was composed by Rafael Krux, and can be found here and is licensed under CC: By 4.0. The outro music, entitled “Deliberate Thought,” was composed by Kevin Macleod. Licensed under CC: By.
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