The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities is calling for the passage of a package of bills that will create new resources to expand and protect affordability in neighborhoods undergoing gentrification.
This is needed expertise to help the displaced get access to permanent affordable housing. This should also exist for working class renters to buy buildings from landlords. What could this look like in Philly? ... See MoreSee Less
Repairers of the Breach Revival in Philadelphia: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values
July 25, 2016, 6:30pm - July 25, 2016, 7:30pm
Friends Center 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Dr. Reverend William Barber II from the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina is coming to Philadelphia as part of a nationwide "Repairers of the Breach Revival" tour. The overarching mission is to mobilize faith communities and people of conscience as multi-racial coalitions throughout the country to give moral voice to the call for an anti-racist, anti-poverty, pro-justice agenda to invest in impoverished communities.
The Philadelphia revival will amplify and unify the work of local groups and put the challenges we face in the context of the nation as a whole, its history, and the common moral ground we all share regardless of political affiliation, race or creed. The Philadelphia revival will focus on:
-Affordable communities/Development without displacement with Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities
-Decarceration/Ending death by incarceration (life without parole) with Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration - CADBI
-Stopping the energy hub with Green Justice Philly
-Fight for $15/minimum wage with Fight For 15 PA
-FAIR funding of schools with POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild)
-Ending stop and frisk/community control of the police with Philly Coalition for REAL Justice, POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild) and Black Lives Matter - Philadelphia
Come join us and broadcast a powerful, peaceful message of moral unity and action for social justice when the nation's eyes are on Philly for the DNC.
"Problem is, the postindustrial space is not yet post.
Nor are the employees post, nor the contracts, nor the connections, even though every day for a week last month, speculators came knocking on Sam Oteri's door at 179 W. Berks St., offering $1 million, then $1.5 million." ... See MoreSee Less