STUDENT VOICES - INTERCONNECTED

“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be...This is the inter-related structure of reality.” - Martin Luther King Jr

Welcome to the Interconnected Project! This project consists of multimedia submissions from young organizers within The New York Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC:NCMR) in which each organizer shares, reflects, and analyzes their experience of being a leader in the movement. The project includes quotes from interviews with different leaders of the PPC:NCMR in order to show the connections between current leaders to future leaders, and to stress the importance of an intergenerational coalition. The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing real and significant disruptions to our lives, our communities, and our organizing. We have also seen that the pandemic, like other crises, has highlighted the contradictions within our current political and economic system, and shined a spotlight on the need for a revolution of values. During a time when we can easily feel disconnected from those around us, this project aims to express the various ways in which we all remain interconnected in our organizing efforts.

**If you are a student and would like to create a submission for this project please use this form!

Thank you to the lead organizer on the project, student organizer Abby MacDonald.

Participating Student Organizers: Sabine Adler, Tucker Boyd, Soli Garzon, Amanda Gomez, Olivia Kupiec, Abby MacDonald, Maya Manaktala, Moses Hernandez McGavin, Braedon Welsh

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Sabine Adler

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Braedon Welsh

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Moses Hernandez McGavin

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Maya Manaktala

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Tucker Boyd

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Olivia Kupiec

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Abby MacDonald

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Soli Garzon

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Amanda Gomez