Category Archives: civil rights

Americans in Struggle Film Series

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): Celebrating the struggles of the American people that have made us the nation we are today. Tuesdays at 6 PM Community College of Philadelphia, Winnet Student Life Building, 17th below Spring Garden, Room S … Continue reading

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Join Virtual Faith Summit to Kick Off Let My People Vote—September 4, National

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): With pain and unrest in Ferguson, gridlock on immigration reform, and historic inequality of wealth in America, it has never been clearer that in our democracy some voices are being heard and others are … Continue reading

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A Call for More Than Judicial Remedies to the Killing of African American Boys and Men

Regardless of your tradition, this is a thoughtful piece. By the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II Director, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is the voice of Presbyterian public policy and advocates … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to End Employment and Housing Discrimination in PA

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): We don’t need to remind you of the multiple examples of discrimination that have made the news in Pennsylvania in the last few weeks. However, the majority of the discrimination that goes on in the state … Continue reading

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A Mississippi Freedom Summer Pilgrimage: An Atrocity We Must Never Forget

By Marian Wright Edelman and Julia Cass The site in the photograph below, along a back road near Philadelphia, Mississippi, was the final stop on our step-by-step journey through the final tragic day of Freedom Summer volunteers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate to Approve International Disability Treaty

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just approved (12-6) the disability treaty (http://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/senate-foreign-relations-committee-passes-the-disabilities-treaty-) #CRPD. Now the treaty goes to the full Senate for its consideration. We need your help to push … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Cosponsor the REDEEM Act to Remove Barriers to Successful Reentry from Incarceration

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): United States Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up in Washington, DC to sponsor new bi-partisan criminal justice reform legislation, the REDEEM Act (S. 2567). The bill was … Continue reading

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How Do We Deal with Our Privilege?

From Class Action (http://www.classism.org/): How do we deal with our privilege? Almost all of us have experience with being on the up-side of a social identity, meaning we have more advantages or protections than those targeted by an oppression such … Continue reading

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Support Nondiscrimination in Employment and Housing

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org/): We have an opportunity to take big step toward full equality by passing SB/HB 300 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0300; http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0300), the state’s non-discrimination bill, this year–and we want to make it happen. Right now in most of Pennsylvania, it … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Representative to Support Stronger Human Trafficking Legislation

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): In December, the Pennsylvania State Senate was asked to strengthen human trafficking legislation and the bill, SB 75, passed unanimously! Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, forces an estimated 27 million people worldwide – including … Continue reading

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