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)
A multi-racial group of about 60 people gathered at the Germantown Friends School for a forum on solitary confinement on September 21. The crowd included Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs), family members with loved ones inside, the religious community, students, and women’s, prisoner rights, civil rights, disability rights, peace and justice groups (see list of groups represented at the end). The speakers were excellent and much of the audience participated in the lively discussion.
Actor/Activist Danny Glover with Nancy Carroll, Carolyn Hill and Pat Albright representing Global Women's Strike and Every Mother is a Working Mother Network at the 10th Anniversary of Witness to Innocence Project in Philadelphia on Oct 9. Mr Glover signed Carolyn Hill's petition to the Dept of Human Services to have her nieces returned to her care.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published our Letter to the Editor in response to the news that 80% of caregivers applying for cash assistance in Pennsylvania are being denied because of new job-search requirements. We encourage you to write letters of your own, and to help publicize the federal Rise Out of Poverty (RISE) Act.
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