Reclaim our children from the state
Excellent article on Carolyn Hill’s struggle with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) to adopt her nieces as well as on DHS biases, privatization and poverty. It quotes Selma James, coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning and Dorothy Roberts, Univ of Pennsylvania law professor and author of Shattered Bonds – The Color of Child Welfare.
Please help us & the grassroots multiracial international delegation of women & men we’re part of get to the Left Forum in NY!
The Left Forum “convenes the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public.”
Saturday, March 8th 2014
International Women’s Day Event
Women Against Repression & Occupation:
Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War
1:30-6:30pm, Tabernacle United Church 3700 Chestnut St. W Philly All welcome!
Featuring Ursula Rucker, Ganou, Ill Fated Natives, Brianna Cash, Verbatum Jones, Kenny Sullivan, Emmett Drueding, Tot Metz "Yellow", Jacqueline Constance, music by Kayin
Children’s activities, food, action tables, door prizes… Video commemoration of March 8, 1971 FBI Break-in
About 20 people, mainly women of color, braved the cold to join Carolyn Hill outside the Department of Human Services in lighting candles for loved ones we are separated from this holiday season due to the foster care system, prison system, immigration policies, poverty, war… Ms Hill’s nieces were taken from her care by DHS because she lacked a GED. This is her second Christmas without them, and they without her. It was announced that Kimberly Rivera has been freed from prison and reunited with her newborn and family for the holidays.
Vigil and Speak Out
Wednesday, Dec. 18th gather 11:30 am
Edelman Children’s Court 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park CA 91754
There was a hard fought and successful battle to open Children’s Court BUT NOW, the California Appeals Court is about to rule THIS WEEK Dec 19th that Children’s Court must be closed.
Thursday, Dec. 19th, gather at 9:30am CA Appeals Court, Reagan State Bldg, 300 S. Spring St. on the 3rd floor. Case will be heard at 10:30.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
In The Guardian: Child removals mark a return to Victorian values
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Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
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