Please join us at the Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, Sept. 19-21. Come to NYC or bring Convergence to your community by holding a solidarity event wherever you are.
Pushing back against a wave of legislative and judicial action seen as targeting the rights of women, the grassroots organization “We Are Woman” will lead a Constitutional Day Rally in Washington on Saturday, September 13th, launching the return of a demand for the ERA to fully enfranchise women into the United States Constitution. The organizers have included a special tribute to military women and are expecting thousands of supporters from across the nation to attend the rally scheduled from 9:30am-4pm on the west lawn of the Capitol. The rally comes just weeks ahead of the fall elections in which women are projected to be the key voting demographic.
The Philadelphia Urban County Fair is a volunteer driven community festival celebrating the renewal of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods through urban farming, art, education and sustainable community development. We will have a table at the event to promote our urban farm! Come stop by to learn about our farm and hear about our work as an organization.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Colie McClellan and Mark Kennedy’s critically acclaimed Philly FringeArts production: They Call Me Arethusa. This performance uses spoken word to bring awareness to issues of domestic violence. PPEHRC’s very own, Cheri Honkala, will be participating in a panel discussion following the show on Sept. 14th. Please join us for this special event.
Bringing Equitable Participation into Sustainable Development Decisions
Initiative for Equality is calling for more equitable participation in the discussions and decisions surrounding sustainable development. The United Nations is in the process of adopting new Sustainable Development Goals to supplant the Millennium Development Goals which expire in 2015. Initiative for Equality, or IfE, is a global network of civil society groups and individuals advocating for greater social, economic and political equality. IfE’s global Field Hearings project will be presented at the UN’s DPI NGO conference at UN HQ in New York this week.
On August 9 we will plan how to grow a unified struggle for social justice that codifies our movement demands and builds a Constitution with a foundation of human rights, social justice, solidarity, and ecological wisdom!
A People’s Movement Assembly is a gathering of people who come together to identify community issues, generate solutions, and commit to actions.
On Thursday, May 22nd we demanded that the 19 workers from Kensington who painted St Ives Apartments in the northeast were paid their hard earned wages. They painted every room and closets on several units of a huge complex but when it came time to be paid for their work, they became victims of wage theft. Due to this, people were unable to pay their bills, keep their electric on, or even attend a friends funeral. In the end with everyone’s support we were able to win back the wages of all 19 workers! Thank you to all who supported us!
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.
We had a great time at our Mother Earth Day event on April 22nd in collaboration with Global Climate Convergence! We spent the day working on an urban farm with Norris Square Neighborhood Project and watching the Hunger Games while eating organic food provided by Organic Consumers Association and discussing issues of hunger.