Summer of Social Action!

Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships

PPEHRC is looking for students interested in social and economic justice to take part in summer internships. This is a great opportunity to learn from seasoned leaders about organizing for economic human rights and be part of the movement to end poverty.

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Waging War on Poverty Is About Class Identity – an interview with Cheri Honkala

Cheri Honkala: The co- founder and national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and vice president of the Green Shadow Cabinet. Cheri is nationally and internationally respected for her anti-poverty work. Honoring the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1967-68 Cheri inspires a new generation of leaders working to end poverty.

In this exclusive interview, Dennis Trainor, Jr. and Cheri Honkala discuss the Earth Day to May Day Climate Convergence, the U.S. Social Forum, and what motivates a life of social justice organizing.

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U.S. Social Forum is Coming to Philadelphia

The US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia summer of 2015 is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change.  It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work towards broader unity.  The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to be on the offense against all forms of oppression.

The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build a powerful and inclusive movement that transforms this country and the world.  We will reach far and near to lift up our people so that they can be heard and know they are not alone.  Through learning together we will tear down divisions and put into practice the idea that ‘Your Fight Is My Fight’.

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USSF Meet & Greet

On Saturday Feb. 8th we had a successful Meet & Greet for the USSF in collaboration with Asian Americans United. We had about 50 organization representatives at the meeting who signed up for various working groups in order to support the USSF. These working groups were: Communications & Technology, Outreach, Arts & Culture, and Fund Development. Some of the representatives included: West Kensington Ministry, Neighborhood Networks, Decarcerate, Intentional Faith Community, The Green Party, Asian Americans United, Students from University of Pennsylvania & Temple, Environmental Justice, as well as concerned citizens.

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