Roots Town Hall 2016

Roots Town Hall: Challenging Displacement and Environmental Devastation brought together over 160 Philadelphia activists and community members.  At the town hall, we heard from people directly impacted by unethical development practices. We also heard from community organizers working to fight back and support strong and healthy communities.

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Feeling Pumped after the Roots Town Hall?  Looking for ways to get involved in ending displacement and environmental devastation?  Here’s information from some of our partners.

Name of Group About this Group Upcoming Event Date Contact /More information
Philly Coalition for REAL Justice Philadelphia based #BlackLivesMatter activists. Walkout for Black Community Control of the Police: Justice for Freddie Gray and Gynnya McMillen Tuesday April 19 @ 1pm https://www.facebook.com/PhillyforREALjustice

 

Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is building a movement that unites the poor across color lines. March for Our Lives at Democratic National Convention July 25 @ 3pm http://economichumanrights.org/

 

Public Interest Law Center- Garden Justice Legal Initiative We provide tools to advocate for the right to use and build on community land in their neighborhoods. Vacant Land 215 April 18th 5:30-8pm

at PHS 100 N. 20th St

Kirtrina Baxter – kbaxter@pubintlaw.org

www.groundedinphilly.org

 

Soil Generation

 

We support equity and social justice for community-managed green space, gardens, and farms How to Preserve Your Garden” book launching April (TBD) Kirtrina Baxter – kirtrina@gmail.com

 

Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities

 

organizing to expand resources for affordable, accessible housing and green space in Philadelphia TBA http://phillyaffordablecommunities.org/index.php/get-involved/

Christi Clark, cclark@wcrpphila.org, 215-627-5550 x218

 

Eastwick Friends and Neighbor’s Coalition

 

to ensure the optimal environmental, ecological quality of life for the Eastwick community. There There are some plans to review gentrification issues in SW Phila. No dates as of yet. Terry Williams terrywilliams0529@yahoo.com
PhillyCAM

 

brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values and civic participation PhillyCAM Voices.

If you have a story, campaign or event that might be a good local news story, please let us know

 https://www.phillycam.org/request-news-event-coverage

 

INVISIBLE RIVER

 

Unique creative experiences that foster awareness and connection to the water. River Arts Day Saturday, July 16th and River Performance Project – Fri 7/15 & Sat 7/16 Sharon Rice, Company Manager – sharon@invisibleriver.org or 215-279-7717 www.invisibleriver.org