coronavirus

Environmental Racism in Philly: a “Dirty” History.

The everyday conditions amplify the reality that black and people of color are most affected by the impacts of climate change, amongst other issues. But just like redlining, environmental injustices and Pollution segregation continue to plague our city, more specifically the low income, predominately black neighborhoods in Philly. | From: Green Philly (Read more.)

coronavirus

Temple Hospital workers demand hazard pay

About 40 members of District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, were joined by state and local officials Tuesday morning on the steps of Temple University Hospital at Broad and Ontario streets to demand hazard pay for the 800 patient-care technicians, attendants and administrative assistants 1199C represents at Temple. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Community and Family

Here’s Where to Find a Cooling Center as Sweltering Temps Ramp Up

Philadelphia will open a limited number of cooling centers as scorching temperatures combine with high humidity to make for potentially deadly conditions as a brutal heat wave sets in. The cooling center sites will be different than in past years and will have social distancing and mask standards in place as they open amid the coronavirus pandemic. | From: NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo62 (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Strike for Black Lives in Philadelphia: Essential workers demand hazard pay, end to racial discrimination

The nationwide day of action, part of the broader Black Lives Matter uprisings sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, took place in more than two dozen cities nationwide. It aimed to link the Black Lives Matter struggle to the fight for workers’ rights, and call attention to the racial discrimination that Black workers face on the job, which workers say has only worsened during the current health crisis. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)