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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“Talking with children about…”

A child’s innocence is often viewed as a precious, fragile thing that we must work to protect. No matter how hard a guardian may try, however, children will eventually notice differences in class, race, (dis)ability, gender, religion, and more. They will try to make sense of the differences they observe, and turn to you for…

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Immigrant Justice: Potluck, Protest, and Play

Yesterday, PCM families gathered together in fellowship and protest against the separation and detention of undocumented families both at the border and in our own more immediate communities. The action, a collaboration between PCM and Philly InFormation: Mt. Airy, took place in the early evening, on the grounds of New Covenant Campus on Germantown Avenue. Families…

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Conversations on Race at the Waldorf School

Steering Group member Maleka Diggs has been working throughout the year with a group of parents, administrators, and teachers at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Alexis and I — two of PCM’s three summer interns — had the pleasure of sitting in on the last of these workshops, which took place June 4th. The goal…

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PCM Poster-Making and Chant-Making at Lea Elementary

PCM was invited over to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School, in Walnut Hill on Thursday, May 24th to assist a 7th grade class in making posters and preparing chants for a march that they are planning to have next week. The subject of protest for the class was addressing gun violence in their communities…

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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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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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Black Superheroes Matter!

  “I am a huge XMen fan. Storm is the reason I got into comic books, and that’s where the biggest geekgirl part of me lies. Even though they have superpowers, it’s still a very human story because their superpowers don’t take away their humanity.” That’s how Ariell Johnson fielded a question from a young…

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Finding Peace with Sonia Sanchez by Doriana Markovitz

i Am YElloW i have arrived in this world like a clump of Yellow pollen melting inside plastic flower-hearts a.w.a.i.t.i.n.g. the feed of honeybees risin’ and fallin’ with the echoing laughs of God  i know the grueling sensation of losing yourself  i have spread out my veins and straggled my desires until they have streamed…

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