Category Archives: civil rights

United We Stand Against Hate and Bigotry—March 6, Harrisburg

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Evidence Mounts that Drug Testing for Public Assistance is Costly and Ineffective

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): NOTE: This has been discussed for Pennsylvania, though it does not appear to be in play at the moment. Last year, CLASP exposed state policies requiring drug screening or testing for public assistance as ineffective, illegal, and … Continue reading

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Honoring the Radical & Ecological Legacy of Dr. King

From Transition US (http://www.transitionus.org/): On this day of remembrance, a brief reminder that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. placed the struggle for civil rights in the context of an even larger movement… King on the Environment:  One cannot be concerned just with … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Lift Every Voice! Racism, Class and Power—April 15-18, Washington

The 2016 theme for Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is “Lift Every Voice! – Racism, Class and Power.” This national gathering will be held in Washington, DC on April 15-18, 2016. The 2016 gathering will be … Continue reading

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January Root Group Roundtable: Race and the Church—January 2016

January 10th & 17th- Life Together: Conversations on Race This two week conversation focuses on the construction of race, engaging diversity and navigating communication. Facilitators: Amanda Arbour, YWCA Racial Justice Program Coordinator and Mr. Anthony Alexander. January 24th- The Bible … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do to Support our Muslim Neighbors

By Mary Quinn, CEO, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg In light of recent events internationally, nationally and locally, there is much fear and distrust of Muslim people. Unfortunately, instead of reaching out to learn and build relationships, many people have chosen … Continue reading

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Erasing Racism—January 10, Wayne

“Erasing Racism” will be explored in a lecture by Dr. Aaron X Smith, Assistant Professor of Instruction at Temple University, Department of Africology and African American Studies, on Sunday, January 10, 3PM, at Central Baptist Church in Wayne. Dr. Smith … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Challenges Prolonged Detention of Mentally Ill

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/civil-rights/lawsuit-challenges-prolonged-detention-of-mentally-ill/a48656-1 October 26, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of mentally-ill prisoners held in Pennsylvania jails while awaiting treatment. Criminal … Continue reading

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Citizen’s Police Academy—October 7-December 9, Harrisburg

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is pleased to partner with the Pennsylvania State Police to host their Citizen’s Police Academy this fall! This program is focused on expanding community member’s knowledge and understanding of the law, and exploring police procedures from … Continue reading

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