We Shall Overcome
Economic justice is an essential part of civil rights. On the heels of major civil rights wins at the Supreme Court, we’re marking the 51st anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by discussing how far we have come—and how the fight must continue. We kick things off with Michele Jawando, Vice President for Legal Progress at CAP, who discusses the SCOTUS wins, calls for removing the confederate flag, and how the #BlackLivesMatter movement is a continuation of the Civil Rights Movement of 50 years ago. We are then joined by Rebecca Cokley, Executive Director of the National Council on Disability, who discusses how the fight for economic and social inclusion for people with disabilities has its roots in the civil rights movement and must be part of today’s fight. Finally, we’re joined by Katie Klabusich, writer and reproductive justice activist, who discusses the link between poverty, economic justice, and reproductive rights.