The People's Forum
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

The People's Forum

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Join us for a non-partisan City Council Candidate Forum! Candidates will clarify their positions on issues of racial, social, and economic justice, and we will hold them accountable.

At the event we will be lifting up the People's Platform for a Just Philadelphia. The People's Platform represents a grassroots vision for investing in the services and public institutions all Philadelphians need while divesting from the broken systems that hurt us all. The platform include these eight core principals:

- Stop Targeting Black and Brown People
- Keep Philadelphia Accessible and Affordable
- Invest in Healthy Schools, Jobs and Re-Entry, and Affordable Accessible Housing
- Make Corporations, Developers and Universities Pay their Fair Share
- Community Control of Land, Housing, Schools and Energy
- Make Philadelphia Safe and Healthy
- Dignity and Respect for all Work
- Ensure a Democracy Where We Can All Participate

We will ask candidates if they will sign-on.

This event is hosted by the MLK D.A.R.E. Coalition and The Alliance for a Just Philadelphia. We represent 38 organizations across the city. Our members encompass community organizations, faith- based organizations, and labor organizations that are leading on and winning campaigns that benefit all Philadelphians.

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Judicial Accountability Table (JAT)
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Judicial Accountability Table (JAT)

Join Reclaim Philadelphia and our coalition partners on April 8th at the Friends Center for a judicial candidates forum! From the platform of the Judge Accountability Table (JAT): “Judges have much discretionary power in our courts and and are the ultimate decision-makers when it comes to a person’s fate in our criminal justice system.” This year, there will be 7 vacancies in the Philadelphia Courts up for election, and as people with a stake in electing candidates that believe in real justice, safety, and dignity, we deserve to have a voice in who sits on the bench.

Come to:
-Hear the 2019 judicial candidates to determine which candidates you feel will advance the 2019 Judge Accountability Table Platform

-To educate yourself on how Philadelphia’s judicial branch impacts lives and local politics.

Thank you to the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) for sponsoring the space at the Friends Center.

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What is Democracy? (Philly Premiere) Dir. Astra Taylor in-person
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

What is Democracy? (Philly Premiere) Dir. Astra Taylor in-person

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GET TICKETS HERE

JOIN US! THURS MARCH 14th for the Philadelphia Premiere of WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? with DIRECTOR ASTRA TAYLOR IN-PERSON presented by cinéSPEAK in-collaboration with Philly DSA and Reclaim Philadelphia at Lightbox Film Center.

Following the film, Director Astra Taylor will be in-conversation with Peabody Awards-winning Uncivil podcast's Chenjerai Kumanyika and members of Philly DSA and Reclaim Philadelphia.

TICKETS --> ON SALE NOW!
$10 General Admission
$8 Lightbox Members
$6 Seniors / Students
Free IHP Residents
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ABOUT THE FILM:
What Is Democracy?
Director: Astra Taylor ( of Zizek and Examined Life)
Running Time: Runtime: 1 hr 47 min

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

WATCH THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/OHxRj9JWQMs

PRESS:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jun/11/what-is-democracy-review-astra-taylor-documentary
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/movies/what-is-democracy-review.html

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ABOUT RECLAIM PHILADELPHIA:
Reclaim Philadelphia has been reclaiming and restoring political power back to people since 2016. Reclaim Philadelphia endorses and supports progressive candidates and policies that fight for a vision of putting working people before the profits of corporations and the super rich. The People’s Platform, created in partnership with Neighborhood Networks, is our foundation for transforming the Democratic Party and what is politically possible.
Learn More: www.reclaimphiladelphia.org

ABOUT PHILLY DSA:
Philly DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest and fastest growing socialist organization in the United States. We are a member-funded, member-run, and democratic organization that fights for a political agenda that puts working people at the center.
Learn More: www.phillydsa.com

ABOUT CINÉSPEAK:
We are a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema.

We promote community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.

Follow the Journey!
www.cineSPEAK.org
@cineSPEAK -- Twitter + Instagram
CinéSPEAK -- Facebook

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Participatory Defense Hub
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Participatory Defense Hub
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Petition signing happy hour for Helen Gym and Erika Almirón!

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Come sign nomination petitions for Reclaim's endorsed candidates for city council at large - Helen Gym and Erika Almirón!

Reclaim members will be there from 6 to 9pm with petitions ready.

To sign a petition you must be a registered democrat in Philadelphia. We'll have voter registration forms available and also petitions for those who'd like to collect signatures too!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

South Philly Tax Abatement Hearing

  • East Passyunk Community Recreation Center (map)
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Join Our City Our Schools coalition and Councilman Mark Squilla for a hearing about the ten year tax abatement.

Doors open at 6pm!

We'll hear from representatives of the City Controller's office and the city finance department on their tax abatement studies. Councilman Squilla will explain the related bills that are currently proposed in City Council.

We'll also hear from students and teachers and end with a Q+A panel.
Show up and share your thoughts on the abatement!

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Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Port Richmond Tax Abatement Hearing

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Join Our City Our Schools coalition and Councilman Mark Squilla for a hearing about the ten year tax abatement.

Doors open at 6pm!

We'll hear from representatives of the City Controller's office and the city finance department on their tax abatement studies. Councilman Squilla will explain the related bills that are currently proposed in City Council.

We'll also hear from students and teachers and end with a Q+A panel.
Show up and share your thoughts on the abatement!

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Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Reclaim Philadelphia City Wide Meeting- Feb 9th, 2019

RSVP HERE

Reclaim Philadelphia's quarterly citywide meeting is a chance for members and people interested in our organization to come together to receive updates and planning for the next quarter. A lot has happened since the last time we met and with city elections happening in 2019 there is a lot of work that needs to be done! 

Agenda:
- Reviewing 2018 accomplishments
- Our analysis of 2019 and how to build off our wins
- City Council and judicial elections, including several candidates speaking to membership!
- And more updates including next steps!

Whether you are a long-time member looking to get re-engaged, a new member looking for your first role or a prospective member coming to your first event - join us!

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Participatory Defense Hub
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Participatory Defense Hub
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Jan
16
2:00 PM14:00

Advocate for Arvilla residents at Mission First meeting

Join us at City Hall to show your support for the Arvilla Residents being unjustly displaced by Mission First Housing Group.

We'll be having a closed door meeting with Councilwoman Blackwell & Mission First (2:30pm), but would love to have a show of support going in and coming out of this meeting.

Please make sure to get there early (2pm or earlier) as it will take a while for folks to get through the security checkpoint. Bring ID!

For more info, make sure to visit http://www.arvillaorganizing.org & get on the email list & make a contribution to the Arvilla Resident Support Fund (we've raised over $5,500!)

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Our Voices Our Movement
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

Our Voices Our Movement

Join us for Our Voices Our Movement a fundraiser to help Reclaim Philadelphia develop and empower formerly incarcerated women to organize against mass incarceration. 

Come enjoy an impactful evening with ARTivists from the Philadelphia region. There will be performances from Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A., artwork from the People's Paper Co-Op and more. 

"Our Voices, Our Movement" is an opportunity to empower the people impacted by Pennsylvania's unjust incarceration system and directly affect mass liberation work.

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Yoga Fundraiser for Reclaim Philadelphia's 26-in-6
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga Fundraiser for Reclaim Philadelphia's 26-in-6

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Practice Yoga Studio
804 S 4th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Treat yourself to an all-levels yoga class Sunday, December 16th at noon, graciously donated by Ellen Greenberg. Recommended donation of $20 going towards the 26-in-6 fundraiser for Reclaim Philadelphia. Of course, donations of all levels are appreciated. Join us & help support grassroots organizing. 

If you are not able to make it or would like to pay for one of our hard-working organizers to join for "free" please contribute at:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/teamkristin

Over the past two years, Reclaim Philadelphia has done some amazing work including winning the elections of Larry Krasner, Elizabeth Fiedler, and Joe Hohenstein, as well as abolishing the School Reform Commission as part of the OCOS Coalition and more. Learn more at: https://www.reclaimphiladelphia.org/

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Tell City Council to End Toxic Tax Breaks
Dec
13
9:30 AM09:30

Tell City Council to End Toxic Tax Breaks

For years, the 10-year tax abatement has given millions of dollars to developers – taking money from our schools and city services, while also fueling displacement of longtime Black, Brown and poor Philadelphians by fueling new luxury housing development. 

We have plenty of money to invest in our schools - but City Council keeps giving it away to developers. This year alone, the school district of Philadelphia will lose $61 million dollars due to tax breaks given to developers in the form on the 10-year tax abatement. You can read the full report here. Enough is enough - we must hold the 1% accountable to paying their fair share to fund our schools!

JOIN US on December 13th, at 9:30am at City Hall to lobby our city council representatives to hold a hearing about ending the 10-year tax abatement.

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Time For A Fair Workweek: Final Vote!
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Time For A Fair Workweek: Final Vote!

Thanks to hundreds of you who turned out for the Fair Workweek hearing, the bill was passed out of committee. But this campaign isn't won yet! Now, we take this fight to the Council floor. 

We need your support to make sure that the people win a Fair Workweek when it's up for a full Council vote on 12/6. Save the date and come out to City Hall to show your support!

ALL ARE WELCOME. Please contact Christian Lovehall at 215-686-3420 or christian.lovehall@phila.gov with questions, accessibility requests, or if you want to sign up to volunteer an hour or more of your time to this campaign.

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Participatory Defense Hub
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Making Roads V: Rasheedah Phillips / Raquel Salas-Rivera

Please join us on Tuesday, November 20th for the fifth iteration of Making Roads, a prose reading series and salon for Philadelphia-area and visiting writers. Making Roads invites writers to read casually from longer works and works in progress and engage in open discussion with guests. THIS EVENT WILL BE A BENEFIT FOR RECLAIM PHILADELPHIA'S MASS LIBERATION CAMPAIGN AND THE PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY BAIL FUND. Guests will be asked for a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Reading at this event will be:

Rasheedah Phillips

Rasheedah Phillips is the Managing Attorney of the Landlord-Tenant Housing Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Rasheedah’s writing has appeared in Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late Capitalist Sturggle, Temple University Political and Civil Rights Journal, Villanova Law Review, Organize Your Own Catalogue, and many other publications. Rasheedah is the founder of The AfroFuturist Affair, Black Quantum Futurism Collective, a founding member of Metropolarity Queer Scifi Collective, and a self-published speculative fiction author of multiple books. She is also the co-creator of the award-winning Community Futures Lab project, a socially engaged art project utilizing themes of communal temporality, futurism, and preservation of memory and history in an area undergoing redevelopment, gentrification, and mass displacement.

Raquel Salas-Rivera

Raquel Salas Rivera es la poeta laureada de la ciudad de Filadelfia del 2018-19. Sus poemas han aparecido en revistas tales como la Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Apogee, PEN Poetry
Series y McSweeney’s.

Del 2016-2018 fue co-editora de la revista literaria The Wanderer y co-editora de Puerto Rico en mi corazón, una colección bilingüe de volantes de poetas puertorriqueños contemporáneos. Durante el
verano del 2018 trabajó junto con Raena Shirali, Kirwyn Sutherland y Ashley Davis, organizando un festival llamado We (Too) Are Philly e inspirado por el poema “I, Too” de Langston Hughes.

Es la primera recipiente del Ambroggio Prize de la Academia de Poetas Americanos (Academy of American Poets) por su libro en español con traducciones al inglés, x/ex/exis. Cuenta con la
publicación de seis plaquetas y cuatro poemarios. Su último libro, lo terciario/the tertiary, enfrenta la ley PROMESA, fue semifinalista para el Premio Nacional del Libro del 2018 (2018 National Book
Award) y fue seleccionado por Publishers Weekly como uno de los mejores poemarios del 2018. En el 2019, Birds, LLC publicará su quinto libro while they sleep (under the bed is another country) junto con imágenes realizadas por la artista puertorriqueña Mariana Ramos Ortiz.

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. Their work has appeared in journals such as the the Journal of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (Revista del Instituto de Cultura
Puertorriqueña), Apogee, PEN Poetry Series and McSweeney’s.

From 2016-2018, they were co-editor of The Wanderer and co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. This summer, they spent
countless hours alongside Raena Shirali, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Ashley Davis organizing a festival called We (Too) Are Philly, inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “I, Too.”

They are the first recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their dual-language book x/ex/exis. They have authored six chapbooks as well as four full-length poetry
books. Their latest book, lo terciario/the tertiary, confronts the PROMESA bill, was on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist, and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry
books of 2018. In 2019, Birds, LLC will publish their fifth book while they sleep (under the bed is another country), which will include images created by the Puerto Rican artist Mariana Ramos Ortiz.

About Reclaim Philadelphia's Mass Liberation Campaign:

Reclaim Philadelphia’s Mass Liberation Campaign (MLC) mobilizes formerly incarcerated citizens and those directly affected by incarceration to be leaders in the fight to end mass incarceration, with a vision of building issue-based campaigns that target unjust policing and carceral practices in Philadelphia. MLC believes that in order to fight mass incarceration, power must be returned to the people who have been stripped of it by systematic racism and violence. This base will not only develop into leaders within the movement but recruit, empower, and educate others to join the fight in ending the exploitation, oppression, and disenfranchisement of black and brown Philadelphians.

About the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund:

The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail and works to bring to light to the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia and to advocate for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in our city.

We know that Philly jails are filled with people who spend weeks, months, or even years incarcerated while waiting for court, simply because they do not have the money to pay for their own freedom. Pre-trial detention leads to higher rates of conviction, the pressure to accept guilty pleas, longer sentences, and traumatic disruption of lives including loss of jobs, housing, mental health supports, and devastated families

By paying bail, our fund supports individuals in remaining at home with their families and communities while fighting their cases.

The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund (also known as that Philly Bail Out Jawn) is run by a collective of volunteer grassroots organizers and active members of the community, and we are committed to organizing with and for the people most directly impacted by the racist system of mass incarceration, criminalization and policing. We use a non-judgmental approach and do not consider a person’s charges to respect an individual’s constitutional right to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

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Copy of Participatory Defense Hub
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Mass Liberation Campaign Planning
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mass Liberation Campaign Planning

  • 4134 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
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Looking to get involved with Reclaim Philadelphia Mass Liberation Campaign? 

Come to the MLC planning meeting!

We will be discussing issues on: 
- Pushing city officials to introduce a house version of the Dignity Act- which would give female prisoners feminine hygiene products and job training and mental health services. The last two are currently only available to male prisons.
-Resources for returning citizens 
-And more!

If you, a loved one or your community has been impacted by incarceration this is your way to get support and be involved in our mass liberation movement!

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Voting Day Health and Wellness Event
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Voting Day Health and Wellness Event

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As polls close, come recuperate from the stress of the election cycle. 

Reclaim Philadelphia and Wellness Action Project are offering a place to gather and decompress on November 6th. Studio 34 has opened their space for canvassers (There are still shifts- Sign-up today), organizers, poll workers and voters. Trade your “I Voted” sticker in for free reiki and massage sessions. A communal space will offer the chance to color, drop-in to chair yoga and contribute to a community art piece. 

Event Details: 
- 15 minute sessions of Reiki or massage
- Community space for relaxing, coloring, rejuvenating and envisioning the future we want to create together
- Group, drop in activities in the community space including seated yoga

We understand that being involved and remaining informed has an impact on mental and emotional health. Together, we hope to empower individuals to care for themselves and value their own contribution to the advancement of our communities. We believe in expanding self-care into community-care. 

Arrive when you can, leave when you’re ready, engage how you’re willing.

About Wellness Action Project: WAP creates spaces that facilitate healing and rejuvenation for activists, organizers, and caretakers in service of justice work. We collaborate with local organizations to host events where we offer Reiki and other holistic healing modalities. We engage at the intersection of healing and justice to foster a culture of kindness, emotional awareness and sensitivity.

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MLC Benefit! w/ Sammus, Pinkwash, Soul Glo, Ada Group
Oct
26
to Oct 27

MLC Benefit! w/ Sammus, Pinkwash, Soul Glo, Ada Group

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Reclaim Philadelphia’s Mass Liberation Campaign (MLC) mobilizes formerly incarcerated citizens and those directly affected by incarceration to be leaders in the fight to end mass incarceration, with a vision of building issue-based campaigns that target unjust policing and carceral practices in Philadelphia. MLC believes that in order to fight mass incarceration, power must be returned to the people who have been stripped of it by systematic racism and violence. This base will not only develop into leaders within the movement but recruit, empower, and educate others to join the fight in ending the exploitation, oppression, and disenfranchisement of black and brown Philadelphians.

The MLC currently has the capacity to fund only one part-time formerly-incarcerated organizer. This benefit aims to raise funds for hiring additional paid MLC organizers, leadership training for MLC leaders, space for monthly meetings and regular trainings, public transportation and meeting refreshments, and materials for MLC campaigns.

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Sammus
https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/pieces-in-space

PINKWASH
https://pinkwash.bandcamp.com/

SOUL GLO
https://soulglophl.bandcamp.com/

ADA GROUP
https://adababar.bandcamp.com/releases

$10 advance
$12 day of show

sponsored by Dottie's Donuts ♥

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Participatory Defense Hub
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Flip the Northeast
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Flip the Northeast

SIGN-UP HERE: 
https://actionnetwork.org/forms/flip-the-northeast

Two of Reclaim Philadelphia's endorsed candidates in the Northeast are running heavily contested races against Republican incumbents. If you’re interested in canvassing to flip a district, these are two districts that you can canvass to make an impact and flip a district within Philadelphia! 

Join us on October 20th and 21st to canvass for Mike Doyle in the 170th district and Joe Hohenstein in the 177th.

Shifts on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st

Mike Doyle campaign - Sunday october 21st 12:30-3:30pm

Joe Hohenstein campaign - Saturday October 20th 12-4pm and 4-7pm, Sunday October 21st 12-4pm and 4-7pm

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Participatory Defense Hub
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Participatory Defense Hub
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Defense Hub

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Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Community members meet weekly to support each other, share firsthand knowledge about the legal system, and create a narrative of humanity around the person on trial. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm-8pm at Kingsessing Rec Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

If you know anyone currently facing charges that could use community support, please refer them to our hub!

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Race, Class and the Left Today
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Race, Class and the Left Today

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Join Verso and Haymarket Books for a conversation between Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Asad Haider on race, class and the left today. This event is free and will be recorded.
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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book, and the editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. She is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Asad Haider is a founding Editor of Viewpoint Magazine, an investigative journal of contemporary politics. He is a PhD candidate in the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz and a member of UAW-2865, the Student-Workers Union at the University of California.

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