This second episode of the America series, asks:
- What is poverty? Who are the poor? Why is there poverty?
This episode presents both the scale and scope of poverty and underscores how the poor are
not only victims of injustice but leaders in the effort to end it — and to envision alternatives.
From rural Aberdeen, Washington, where the community confronts crises of
opioid addiction, youth incarceration, and job loss, to
Flint, Michigan where poor mothers fight the forces
that poisoned their water, to the workers of Fight for $15,
who have built a national struggle for a living wage,
we meet some of the leaders of this movement and
see how poverty crosses the divides of race, gender, age, and geography.