Nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Short, this moving film captures the mission of Arlo Washington, an "economic warrior" working to address the wealth gap and economic injustices in the African American community of Little Rock, Arkansas. Through the establishment of The Washington Barber College and The People Trust, a non profit loan fund created to address racial and other historical inequities in banking, Mr. Washington is living into the legacy of his mother who died when he was a teenager - a legacy of compassion, restoration, rehabilitation and love.


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  • Sheila

    I was inspired to see someone empower his community and take effective action to do what is right. Hopefully, it will inspire others. It shows one person can make a difference.

  • Diane

    Everything, the man who started it, the heart in it... the passion of the man. I loved it. xxx

  • Karl Y.

    Fabulous. I teach a course, the 12 Universal Principles that can solve any problem normal people have. It comes from the 12 Steps of AA. Interested?

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  • Get a closer look at The Barber of Little Rock through this interview with Arlo Washington
  • Learn more about the People Trust Loan Fund
  • What are the lines between "the haves" and "the have nots" in your community? What can you do locally to break down barriers to economic justice and equal opportunities?

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