Category Archives: Human Rights

Unicorn in Captivity: Poetry and Perspectives on Race in Harrisburg—February 11, Harrisburg

In honor of Black History Month, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg is pleased to present – “Unicorn in Captivity”: Poetry & Perspectives on Race in Harrisburg. The event will be held at the YWCA, 1101 Market St., Harrisburg, on Tuesday, February … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day—January 11, National

Just a reminder that Sunday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide.  It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking … Continue reading

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Urge EPA to Protect Farmworkers

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): 20 years is a long time. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since EPA first created the only rules protecting the country’s 2 million farmworkers from on-the-job exposure to harmful pesticides. … 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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What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/what-white-people-can-do-_b_5675759.html?utm_hp_ref=tw By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Executive Religion Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 08/13/2014 4:18 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago ‘Can we switch for just one day?’ my friend Sean jokingly asked me as we were working out at the gym. … Continue reading

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Public Forums on Issues for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

We want to hear from you! The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their … Continue reading

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Contact Congress to Support Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (http://www.elca.org): I John 3:18: “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” Contact your members of Congress at http://capwiz.com/elca/issues/alert/?alertid=63286196 to support unaccompanied minors at the border! On July … 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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PA Human Trafficking Bill Headed for Passage

From the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (http://www.bcwac.org/): Senate Bill 75, an important piece of anti-human trafficking legislation introduced by Senators Greenleaf and Dinniman passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this past Tuesday, June 10th. Despite some changes that the … Continue reading

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Towards a Moral Economy: Is NOW the Time?

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/towards-moral-economy-now-time-0 Feb 11, 2014 10:53 am | Stephen Herzenberg The Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch had an uplifting column Monday morning on the “Moral March” in Raleigh, N.C. this past weekend. It was the South’s largest protest march … Continue reading

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