According to the Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission the black civil rights movement in the US would not have made progress had white people dominated its leadership. Similarly, they say, the feminist movement would not have achieved what it has, had men been running the show. And so a movement to tackle poverty needs to have people who experience it at its heart if real change is to be achieved.
The last two years at Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission (PTC) have been an interesting journey. In their own words “they have gone from being a group of strangers to a family; getting to know each other, sharing our experiences and lives, and learning from each other”.