Equally Informed Philly

In wake of rising anti-Asian hate, students interview Chinese elders on their immigrant experience

A rise in anti-Asian hate during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the Equally Informed team to think of ways to feature Asian immigrant stories to humanize storytelling. With the help of Resolve Philly’s community partner the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), high school students met with elders in their community to interview them. | From: Equally Informed Philly (Read more.)

coronavirus

City releases COVID-19 racial equity plan

Racial disparities have been evident, in Philadelphia and elsewhere, since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the city’s Department of Public Health released its “Coronavirus Interim Racial Equity Plan” in an attempt to eliminate or shrink those inequities. | From: Metro Philly (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

5 concrete ways employers can uplift Philadelphia’s Black workforce

How do we see racial oppression manifest itself in workforce and hiring practices? How can employers help mitigate this impact? Undoing the systemic oppression of the last several centuries will involve placing racial equity front and center in workforce practices, and this pieces suggests a few ways that employers in the Philadelphia region can do this. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)

Community and Family

Black Philly therapists offering free mental health care to POC

Saleemah McNeil says her desire to provide free therapy to people of color is not only rooted in her experience as a Black woman in America, but also seeing the hurt, anger and pain of a community left feeling broken and hopeless. According to researchers, racial trauma can result when someone experiences several instances of racism, whether in the workplace or through hate crimes, as well as racial profiling and microaggression. | From: WHYY (Read more.)