“The work that we do together around activism, changing policy and structures, resisting systems that sustain and perpetuate poverty, that’s the easier work. The hard work is really crossing those racial, those social lines, and bringing people together in a way in which, over time, they begin to trust each other and really do begin to build authentic relationships that result in transformation in their own lives and their economic status. And that’s for allies as well as leaders.” -Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih

We are joined this week by Rev. Mel Williams and Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih, leaders of REAL Durham. They discuss the goals and challenges of REAL Durham, the solidarity and relationship-based model of work, and their own stories of getting involved in community-based social justice work.

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