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.)

Community and Family

Racial Justice Uprisings

Sara Lomax-Reese looks back on the racial justice uprisings. Long before George Floyd’s murder and the global protests it sparked, WURD was talking – all day, every day – about systemic racism, police brutality, and the violence white supremacy perpetuates. WURD is a place where people come together to talk and listen, to share pain, and to mobilize power as a part of the ongoing resistance. This episode features WURD hosts Solomon Jones (“Wake Up with WURD”), Syreeta Martin (“Save Space”), JoAnn Bell (“The Source with The Black Women’s Leadership Council”), and Brother Shomari (“Groundings”). (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Black stimulus package proposed in Philadelphia

Donavan West wants to help Black communities and businesses starved by the pandemic, damaged by civil unrest and suffering from long-term underinvestment. West hopes to promote workforce development, improve career education programs, close the digital divide, train young people in innovation and automation, and teach them about finance and entrepreneurship. | From: Plan Philly (Read more.)