Belmont Charter School: More Justice, More Peace!

“Can I be Rosa Parks this time?” said the little girl taking a self-issued timeout. “We’re doing something else this time,” I whispered, trying not to interrupt my daughter’s first-grade class or her teacher. “I want to be Rosa Parks,” she declared again. “Good morning, Sunflowers. What language do you want to say hello in…

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MLK Day: Celebration and Activism at the Woodmere

From Newsworks: Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill hosted its first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Festival in honor of the civil rights leader whose legacy continues to inspire the fight for equality. More than 550 families came out to enjoy making crafts, hear stories and poems, view art and even dance in honor of…

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Tamir Rice: A Child’s Right to Play

  “How do I talk about race with my children?” That’s what Charisse Moses wonders as she watches the news with her two sons every night. “I have to create a world where they can live,” Moses said. The Mt. Airy native isn’t alone. Many mothers and fathers in the community have struggled with finding…

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“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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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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