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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Family Contingent: MLK D.A.R.E. March

On January 19, 2015, thousands of people took to the streets of Philadelphia to “reclaim Martin Luther King Day.” While MLK Day has, since its inception, been a “day of service,” founds of the MLK march this year wanted to return to the roots of King as change-agent. With one small neighborhood march under our…

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Our First March

Even in the midst of the weekend’s wintry mix, an estimated 100 people turned out in Mt. Airy to raise their voices in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement on Saturday. The march was conceived as a response to the tragic killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and far too…

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