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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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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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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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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Letters to the Mayor of Philadelphia

  What does our Mayor need to know about kids in Philadelphia? How can Dr. King’s words help guide us today? These are the questions that children were answering as they were invited to write letters to Philadelphia’s newly elected Mayor Kenney. Philly Children’s March, along with many other families, enjoyed the Woodmere Art Museum’s “We Speak:…

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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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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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