Child Welfare

Fighting your case to win justice & build the movement: Philadelphia Workshop with Selma James and Nina Lopez

Selma James and Nina Lopez

Coordinators of the Global Women’s Strike (London, England)

Workshop: "Fighting your case to win justice & build the movement"

Friday April 10
4:30-7:30pm Tabernacle United Church, 3700 Chestnut St, Phila

Followed by Q&A; sharing strategies & resources across sectors.

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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

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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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URGENT ACTION ALERT Justice for our Children! Keep Children’s Court Open to the Public!

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.

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