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.
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 ....
This article is the second of a two-part series on charges of racial bias in the child welfare system in Philadelphia.
This article is part one of a two-part series on charges of racial bias in the child welfare system in Philadelphia. Part two looks at the uphill battle fought by parents or relatives seeking to regain custody of their children.
(Original article from Inter Press Service, Dec 6, 2013)
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