10 episodes

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.

Forward Together: A Podcast from the Arkansas Poor People's Campaign Arkansas Poor People's Campaign

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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.

    A Conversation with Osyrus Bolly

    A Conversation with Osyrus Bolly

    In this episode, Southwest Little Rock, Arkansas native Osyrus Bolly, reflects on the many ways that solutions for social injustice actually refine and defend systemic racism rather than remove false narratives that lead to injustice like “colorblindness” and the “over-policing of African American communities” that begin in elementary school.

    Osyrus Bolly’s work to defund the police and rebuild the Little Rock School District centers his activism.

    Stay tuned as Osyrus, a long time member of the Arkansas Poor People's Campaign, explains how his success with invigorating youth advocacy rests in his being a Little Rock native, aware, at a very young age, of the structural differences in place that disrupt positive outcomes for Black and Brown communities.


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Bonus Episode - A Conversation with Adam Cox

    Bonus Episode - A Conversation with Adam Cox

    In this special bonus episode, host Nate Davis sits down with ARPPC contributing artist, Adam Cox, to discuss his musical background, his involvement with the ARPPC, and his current creative project. Use the options below if you want to support Adam's music album project.

    Venmo: @Adam-Cox-54

    Go Fund Me: https://gofund.me/cb347b35


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    • 59 min
    A Conversation with Laura Villegas

    A Conversation with Laura Villegas

    In this episode, University of Texas alum and El Dorado, Arkansas native Laura Villegas, a Spanish language interpreter and member of our Greatest Generation, explains how life as a New York City editor in the 1960s, a parent in Argentina, and an educator in northwest Arkansas led to the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the Poor People’s Campaign, and liberating Arkansas’ migrant communities.

    Stay tuned as Laura and host Nate Davis explore White privilege, silence, and widely accepted myths in white families that have gone unquestioned for generations, and are currently being dismantled in the US as the demographic shifts.


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    A Conversation with John Brineman

    A Conversation with John Brineman

    In Episode Six of Forward Together, military veteran and Little Rock medical doctor John Brineman, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, recalls the moment he joined the Poor People’s Campaign in a live video call with Rev Barber. and why he describes that moment in his life as the “most American thing” he could think to do.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    A Conversation with Pastor Frederick Smith

    A Conversation with Pastor Frederick Smith

    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


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    A Conversation with Liz and Bill Branch

    A Conversation with Liz and Bill Branch

    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.


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    • 57 min

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