Philly Children’s March… by the numbers

  Roberta Frempong shared these statistics at our family gathering earlier this month.  Some impressive stats for just under 10 months of work (if anyone is handy with infograph-making.. you’re hired)! We’ve had… 1 march as a “family contingent” in a large march 2 marches convened by the Philly Children’s March (January march & Baltimore solidarity…

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Second March: Solidarity with Baltimore

The Philly Children’s March was organized through social media last December to create a local, family-friendly response to the tragic events and lack of justice in Ferguson, Missouri; Cleveland,Ohio; New York City; and around the country. The first march was held in Mt. Airy on Jan. 3. It was a child-friendly action in response to…

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Family Contingent: MLK D.A.R.E. March

On January 19, 2015, thousands of people took to the streets of Philadelphia to “reclaim Martin Luther King Day.” While MLK Day has, since its inception, been a “day of service,” founds of the MLK march this year wanted to return to the roots of King as change-agent. With one small neighborhood march under our…

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Start ’em Small: Playgroups

What is the playgroup and how does it work? The ‘Mix and Match Playgroup’ was designed to bring together families of all races leading parallel lives in our community so that children can grow up feeling comfortable with people of varying hues. While the children play freely, it’s an opportunity for parents to discuss relevant issues (as much…

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