This past month, The People’s Campaign hosted its first ever “Chaos or Community” Conference, on Saturday, August 12th at the Lyric Theatre. The all-day event was attended by many in the community, including local and state elected officials, civic leaders and activists, engaged members of the community, along with representatives from various social justice-oriented organizations, all coming together to discuss ways we can push a “people-focused” agenda throughout the Commonwealth. Hosted by Councilwoman Angela Evans and Valeria Cummings-Swope, the event featured panels discussing a range of issues including healthcare, education, community safety, and increasing political engagement.
Attendees also heard dynamic messages from the morning speaker, Dr. Ricky L. Jones, and again in the afternoon from People’s Campaign Chairman Rev. Clark Williams. Both offered inspiring expositions surveying the existing community landscape and charting a path forward for us in rebuilding a progressive movement in this country with a focus on strengthening the state’s economy, improving access to healthcare, and ensuring quality education opportunities for the most underserved populations among us.
Throughout the day, attendees also heard from the chairs of our new TPC Caucuses, where they learned how they can become more involved in one of the many policy focus areas of The People’s Campaign (Healthcare, K12, Safe Thriving Communities, Business, Faith). The event was also capped by the wonderful sounds of Jessie Laine Powell and Doug Ford and George Shanks.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and contributors who helped to make this event a success, and we want to express our gratitude to all of our attendees who showed up and participated in this important day!