America has 45 million people living in poverty. Yet their experiences are rarely told by the media, except to paint them as parasites or victims. The Center for Community Change — a 47-year-old organization that builds social movements — is working to change that.
The Center invests in Writing Fellows who tell the stories of real people affected by economic justice issues. Fred McKissack Jr. is one of the fellows.
Fred attended the Jobs With Justice National Conference in Washington, D.C., and captured the action from the justice march on Capitol Hill, where protesters called to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour.
Here is Fred’s story.