Category Archives: civil rights

Analysis Finds Higher Expulsion Rates For Black Students

The New York Times “New analysis of federal data identifies districts in 13 Southern states where black students are suspended or expelled at rates overwhelmingly higher than white children … In some districts, the gaps were even more striking: in … Continue reading

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Liberty and Justice for All: A Sunday Committed to Ending Racism—September 6, National

From the National Council of Churches ( Join with our brothers and sisters in the historic African American Methodist community in dedicating your worship this Sunday to “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism.” Racism will not end with the … Continue reading

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I Am More Than a Stereotype—September 15, Harrisburg

This summer, 35 kids from the YWCA’s Camp Reily program participated in an exciting video project in which they engaged in workshops about the YWCA’s mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women” – and learned how to produce a video! … Continue reading

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What If We Achieved Real Equality for Women?

Posted at Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 By Policy Shop / Demos By Amy Traub In 1970, women marched in Washington, D.C. to celebrate 50 years since the signing of the 19th Amendment. Forty-five years later, how far … Continue reading

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Ten Years After Katrina, Poor And Black People Still Left Behind

Posted at By Terrance Heath August 27, 2015 When President Obama visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he will find the city whiter, wealthier, and more unequal than it was before the storm. Eight years … Continue reading

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Americans in Struggle Film Series 2015

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project ( 6 PM Tuesday nights CCP Winnet Student Life Building Room S2-3 Refreshments from 5:30 Learn about some of the struggles the American people have waged over our history or continue to wage in order … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Keep His Promise to Close Guantanamo

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture ( President Obama is running out of time to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo.  Since the new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, took office earlier this year, he has signed off on … Continue reading

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Voting Rights: The Struggle Continues

Posted at From the Center for Effective Government ( by Scott Klinger, 8/6/2015 Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which many consider the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s. The law … Continue reading

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Charges Against Journalists Raise Troubling Questions About Press Freedom in Ferguson

Posted at Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Common Dreams ‘If Wes Lowery and Ryan Reilly can be charged like this with the whole country watching, just imagine what happens when nobody is.’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer … Continue reading

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Sign On to Support Updating the PA Human Relations Act to Protect LGBT Neighbors

On June 23, 2015, the Council’s Board of Directors voted to share the statement below with Pennsylvania’s General Assembly in support of updating the Commonwealth’s Human Relations act to include protection from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation for … Continue reading

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