Philly Mar 30: Welcome Back Richard Wexler - Fighting for mothers & kids in child welfare: Support, not separation!
Wed March 30, 6-9pm
With Prof. Dorothy Roberts and Selma James. Tabernacle United Church. 3700 Chestnut St, Phila.
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.
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
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO
- Read the Amici Curiae brief and add your endorsement and supporting statement
- Forward the press release to your media contacts and on social media.
- Please consider a financial contribution to help with the substantial costs of this case. Carolyn Hill is fortunate to have a dedicated pro-bono lawyer, Sam Stretton, but there have been fees and expenses that urgently need to be covered, including a $1500 fee to cover an expert witness.
- Read more about Carolyn Hill’s case: The Right to Parent, Even if You Are Poor (by Sarah Jaffe, In These Times, July 16, 2014)
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.
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