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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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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Start ’em Small: Playgroups

What is the playgroup and how does it work? The ‘Mix and Match Playgroup’ was designed to bring together families of all races leading parallel lives in our community so that children can grow up feeling comfortable with people of varying hues. While the children play freely, it’s an opportunity for parents to discuss relevant issues (as much…

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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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