Philadelphia

Press release: Whistle-blowing prisoners expose PA prison abuse, cover-up and retaliation

What: Dallas 6 Press conference
When: Fri Oct 24 12:30pm
Where: AFSCME District 1199C board room, 1319 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: Shandre Delaney, mother of one of the Dallas 6; Human Rights Coalition 412-403-6101
Phoebe Jones, Justice for the Dallas 6 Support Campaign; Global Women’s Strike 610-505-4944

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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

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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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Candlelight Vigil for families torn apart - Philadelphia, Wednesday Dec 18

Wednesday, Dec 18  4:30-5:30pm at the Department of Human Services (DHS) 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia   (program at 5pm)

Join Carolyn Hill in lighting a candle for a loved one not home for the holidays because in foster care, group home, prison, solitary confinement, psych ward, juvenile or immigrant detention, nursing home, a juvenile lifer, poverty draft ....

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Orphaned by Poverty (part 2 of 2)

By Kanya D’Almeida

This article is the second of a two-part series on charges of racial bias in the child welfare system in Philadelphia.

(L to R) Eric Gjertsen from Payday Men’s Network, Carolyn Hill and Celyn Camen from EMWM. Credit: Kanya D’Almeida/IPS

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