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Special Profiles: Making a Difference in the Community
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BILL MOYERS JOURNAL has profiled a number of people who are making a difference in their communities. Whether it is a group of inner-city kids cleaning up the Anacostia River or a life-long activist organizing against housing foreclosure, you'll find information and inspiration in their stories.

In the video player below you can view a series of profiles. Links below that will take you to the program pages that contain a wealth of resources and information about specific issues.



References and Reading:
James Thindwa
James Thindwa, whose campaign for economic fairness for working people in Chicago has brought him up against the city's powerful political establishment and corporate giant Wal-Mart.

Steve Meacham: Fighting Foreclosure
The JOURNAL profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes.

Grace Lee Boggs
Bill Moyers talks with 91 year old activist, Grace Lee Boggs, about the cultural revolution brewing in our country at the grassroots level.

LA Labor
Bill Moyers Journal analyzes the growing inequality gap on the ground in Los Angeles where recently union workers marched to bring attention to how they are getting squeezed out of the shrinking middle class. Follow the march with our virtual map.

Born Again American
Find out more about the Born Again American film and project ó and get back to basics by reviewing America's founding documents.

Katrina Recovery: The Steps Coalition
THE JOURNAL profiles a group known as the Steps Coalition, which is fighting on behalf of families who are still in need of housing, and examines what's happened to the money.

David Beckmann, Bread for the World
Bill Moyers talks with the president of Bread for the World about the challenges of combatting hunger.

Hope in the Congo
THE JOURNAL takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. "The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn't operated in these areas for decades," says Dominic MacSorley, Emergency Director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization.

Marta PelŠez
Bill Moyers talks with Marta PelŠez, president and CEO of Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc., a domestic abuse shelter in San Antonio, TX, for perspective on the human face of the economic downturn and how it may be pushing more families over the edge.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
The JOURNAL profiles Leymah Gbowee, a woman who led her fellow countrywomen to fight for and win peace in war-torn Liberia, and Abigail Disney, who produced the documentary of their struggle and triumph in the award-winning film PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL.

The Earth Conservation Corps
The Earth Conservation Corps (ECC), a group of young adults from urban DC, works to reclaim a dying neighborhood by providing leadership tools to disadvantaged youth while cleaning up the environment.

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