I’m so pleased to publish my article about the Poor People’s Campaign and the impoverishment of Western Illinois in the digital version of the national magazine, In These Times. This is my first national op. ed. since Western Illinois University terminated my contract over a year ago, and I’m happy to have found other satisfying work (that, I hope, will pay at some point).
But more than personal satisfaction, what I want is that we work together, rural and urban, rich and poor, black and white, etc., to protect geographic diversity in the MidWest and to create a kind and just economy for everyone.