Grantees In Action

  • In December, members of Disabled in Action brought the Market-Frankford El to a halt on a busy Monday morning. Activists were protesting the lack of wheelchair accessibility on SEPTA. After another action in January, SEPTA met their demands and have installed new bridge plates—which cover the gap between the platform and the car—at all accessible El stops!
  • Bread & Roses Community Fund was proud to award an Opportunity Fund grant to cover some of the costs of the Community Forum for the Next Governor on February 18, 2010. Four candidates answered tough questions on issues like jobs, health care, education, and criminal justice reform from a crowd of 400. The event was co-sponsored by many of our grantee organizations, including Casino-Free Philadelphia, Philadelphia Student Union and the Support Center for Prison Advocacy.
  • The Philadelphia New Sanctuary Movement led a march to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s office on February 2, 2010, urging the Congressman to co-sponsor a House bill on immigration reform. Rep. Brady heard their demands and agreed to support the legislation.
  • Bread & Roses recently awarded an Opportunity Fund grant to the Southeastern Pennsylvania First Suburbs project, a regional coalition of municipal, faith, and community organizations from the developed inner suburbs. This dynamic group is working together to engage citizens in fighting for policies to stabilize and revitalize their communities.

 Disabled In Action member, demonstrating a gap between an El Car and the platform.