“Mommy, what does that Black Lives Matter sign mean?”

If your family has walked or driven through certain parts of Northwest Philadelphia lately, you or your children might have seen signs supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This may feel somewhat redundant in a community like Mt. Airy, which prides itself on being a welcoming and multiracial community. Mt. Airy is indeed such a community, with…

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I am, because you are.

Thank you to Nia Eubanks Dixon for inspiring us at the end of our October family gathering to keep the work in our hearts. Video Credit: Jeannine Cook

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Sun. October 18 Philly Children’s March Family Gathering!

Philly Children’s March Family Gathering Sunday October 18, 4pm-6pm, Project Learn School We will gather as neighbors to build community in talking about race with children and with each other. Please come to share stories, make art, find connections, and play!  This event is open to the community, so spread the word!  Activities are probably best…

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Building Community with House Meetings

After our first march in January, it was clear that people in our community wanted to dig deeper and continue the conversation. Founding member Tia Reece Mathisen graciously invited interested community members to her house to share food and stories. That night a (racially, ethnically, and religious) diverse group of men and women met together….

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Black Lives Matter: Six Word Stories

At a local community fair last spring, the Philly Children’s March set up a booth with coloring books, balloons, information, and the opportunity to write six word stories. A six word story is just that… 6 words that strung together, tell a story. The prompt for our version was, “Black Lives Matter means….” And here’s…

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