Philadelphia is the host city of this year’s Democratic National Convention. It’s also the poorest of the ten biggest cities in America. To raise awareness of the city’s dire straits, Cheri Honkala, the co-founder and national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, will be hosting a fart-in outside the Democratic gathering on July 28.
“We are going to take Bernie [Sanders] supporters and poor homeless families here in Kensington [one of Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhoods], and we’re going to serve folks beans,” Honkala tells Broadly. “On the last day of the convention, we are going to surround the convention center and have a fart-in, because at least we hopefully can’t be arrested about that.”