‘ Long before coronavirus hit, medical care in prisons was substandard. Conditions inside and the land many prisons are on is toxic. Many facilities are old, dilapidated and unsanitary…I hear about black mold, brown water and food unfit for consumption. The combination of conditions and prisoners increased susceptibility to chronic illnesses brings us beyond crisis to extreme urgency.
– Shandre Delaney, Pennsylvania (Human Rights Coalition – Fed Up!) ‘
Poverty Amidst Pandemic: Everybody’s Got A Right to Live Digital Mass Meeting includes testifiers from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan shining ‘ a light on the plight, fight and insight of those leading this movement, and how crucial this work is during the double pandemic of COVID-19 and systemic poverty. ‘
Joined by PPC Co-Chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II & Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, and Special Guests Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Dr. Sharelle Barber of the PPC’s COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee.