Reclaim our children from the state

DEC 9: Pack the Court for Carolyn Hill!

Some of the many who came to Superior Court hearing in August, 2013.  Carolyn Hill is in blue top with grey jacket.

Some of the many who came to Superior Court hearing in August, 2013. Carolyn Hill is in blue top with grey jacket.

Last chance for Carolyn Hill to adopt her two nieces, abruptly and traumatically removed from her home by the Dept of Human Services because she is a low-income Black woman with no GED.

Gather at 12:30pm; hearing starts at 1pm  Superior Court, 530 Walnut St, Floor 17, Philadelphia, PA    Join event on Facebook



The Right to Parent, Even If You Are Poor

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.


Grassroots delegation to the Left Forum in NY!

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.”



Philadelphia March 8: Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War

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


Candlelight vigil for families torn apart, Philadelphia

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.

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