#familydayofaction

No words. There are no words to describe the power and sheer numbers of families who took time to talk with the children, their neighbors, and their loved ones about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Black Lives Matter, the protests, the uprising, police brutality and racial justice. Play is the language of childhood. These…

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Family Day of Action: Sunday May 31

First of all, we hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and doing ok. We know that there is a lot weighing heavily on our hearts and minds. Parenting in the midst of a pandemic is very challenging in its own right, yet it continues to bring injustice and inequity out into the…

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Joy. And Justice.

When the pandemic hit, we were all thrown into survival mode. How to get groceries, how to do school, how to stay safe amidst an invisible threat. It was constant. It was stressful, and it was scary. It still is. With our children’s lives disrupted and so many joyful activities put on hold, the Philly…

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PCM Turned Five Years Old!

PCM celebrated its 5th birthday in style! With core families, PCM friends, and the always amazing band, Mixed People- it was a night! And of course… there was a birthday cake! As we set our intentions for the next five years, it was good to take a moment to honor and celebrate the origins of…

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Why Black Teachers Matter by Messiah Toure Cook

In America, it’s pretty common for us to say that we are one of the best countries in the world. And while I have no doubt that we strive to deserve that title, I still challenge us to answer the question, “Best at what?” Allow me, a black male sophomore receiving a public education in…

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PCM in Wakanda/aka NYC

Describe your Wakanda. That was our invitation to 75 teachers at the 6th Annual Teaching Activism Conference on Sunday May 20 at the City Museum of New York when Philly Children’s Movement Steering Group members Maleka Diggs, Andrea Myers, and Jen Bradley facilitated a discussion with educators entitled, “Black Panther: Champion for his community and…

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Rise Up! January Gatherings & Actions

Want to get involved in action and community this month? You’ll find other PCM members leading and/or attending the following events around the city and throughout the month: PCM Co-sponsored Events: MLK Day at the Woodmere Art Museum Monday January 16, 2017 12-4pm Visitors in the gallery will be surrounded by an exhibition of John…

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Sanctuary Project: speaking through art

  With the recent election, many groups and individuals across Philadelphia are feeling intimidated by statements from the incoming administration. Some of the most worrisome policies are President Trump’s emerging ideas around immigration. In response to threats to tripling the number of I.C.E. officers, catching-and-releasing new immigrants, building a wall, ending DACA, and other xenophobic/racist policies, the “sanctuary”…

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MOBS: Million Moms March Philly!

“I matter! You matter! We matter! Guns don’t matter!” Those words, echoed by the long line of people marching down Broad Street on October 16 were especially poignant to hear, since that chant was created by Samuel Powel Elementary students working with PCM earlier in the year. But on this bright sunny Sunday, it was an honor…

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What can you do with the power you have right now?

Feeling the need to join together as a community after the traumatic and racially charged shootings in early summer, Philly Children’s March families gathered together to break bread and affirm our commitment to racial justice and healing. New Covenant’s sweeping fields in Mt. Airy offered a backdrop for families to take time to mourn, heal, play, and…

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