7th Graders at Lea Elementary School March Against Gun Violence

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7th graders from Henry C. Lea Elementary School marched in their West Philadelphia community against gun violence. The march began at 1:30 pm in front of their school’s beautiful playground. As the students walked, a few younger children from the playground approached the gate to cheer the students on. The students…

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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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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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Powel students storm Harrisburg AND City Hall!

Philly Children’s March continued to support the work of Philadelphia public school students throughout the spring of 2016. After a powerful march in their own neighborhood, Samuel Powel Elementary’s 4th grade students wanted to keep marching against gun violence. As part of their work with teachers Joe Alberti and Chris Power, Need in Deed, and CeasefirePA,…

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Philadelphia 4th Graders March Against Gun Violence

We are 2-0 thrive  (Rm. 205), and we are marching against gun violence and we need your help when we go to Harrisburg.  We need to change the law because children and adults and cops are getting killed from guns all around the world. This needs to stop because we need a safe environment for…

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Plannning to march at Powel Elementary!

Philly Children’s March had the enormous honor of meeting with BOTH fourth grade classes at Powel Elementary! These young students are working with Need in Deed to address the issue of gun violence in their community. I was invited to talk with them about people I know personally who have been lost to gun violence,…

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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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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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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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