What does PCM do?
The Philly Children's Movement knows that families and schools are critical spaces for building racially just communities. We envision a world in which all people are liberated, whole, and valued. We work to dismantle racism, anti-Blackness, and White supremacy. Our organizing for racial justice happens in schools, community events, child-centered activism, and racial justice campaigns.
Work with Schools
Activism & Organizing
PCM CORE MEMBERS
Please join the Philly Children’s Movement for an hour of storytelling, arts, and activism! January 18 (MLK Day) from 11-noon. The interactive family event will be hosted on zoom and broadcast on FB live. Registration is required. Please click here to register.
No words. There are no words to describe the power and sheer numbers of families who took time to talk with the children, their neighbors, and their loved ones about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Black Lives Matter, the protests, the uprising, police brutality and racial justice. Play is the language of childhood. These[…]
First of all, we hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and doing ok. We know that there is a lot weighing heavily on our hearts and minds. Parenting in the midst of a pandemic is very challenging in its own right, yet it continues to bring injustice and inequity out into the[…]
When the pandemic hit, we were all thrown into survival mode. How to get groceries, how to do school, how to stay safe amidst an invisible threat. It was constant. It was stressful, and it was scary. It still is. With our children’s lives disrupted and so many joyful activities put on hold, the Philly[…]
PCM celebrated its 5th birthday in style! With core families, PCM friends, and the always amazing band, Mixed People- it was a night! And of course… there was a birthday cake! As we set our intentions for the next five years, it was good to take a moment to honor and celebrate the origins of[…]
On a weekend in mid-July, the three PCM interns made their way to Center City for the annual Netroots Nation Conference: the largest political convention for progressives. Here are some highlights!: First up was a networking event! Our interns got to listen and connect with other organizations doing similar work throughout the Philly area and[…]
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in April, 10 kids from across Northwest Philadelphia gathered together to create a Zine documenting their time with the Philly Children’s Movement. The ‘Zine’, a fun, kid-friendly, magazine collage, is to be a submission in the upcoming issue in #CritEdPol (a journal focusing on critical education policy), discovering the “Beautiful[…]
PCM has been working with the Media-Providence Friends School (MPFS), a local Friends school interested in engaging more deeply in issues of race and diversity (1) within its school community. On April 10th, PCM core group members Jen Bradley and Tia Mathisen, along with former PCM intern Alexis Riddick, facilitated a discussion with parents, staff[…]
A child’s innocence is often viewed as a precious, fragile thing that we must work to protect. No matter how hard a guardian may try, however, children will eventually notice differences in class, race, (dis)ability, gender, religion, and more. They will try to make sense of the differences they observe, and turn to you for[…]
In America, it’s pretty common for us to say that we are one of the best countries in the world. And while I have no doubt that we strive to deserve that title, I still challenge us to answer the question, “Best at what?” Allow me, a black male sophomore receiving a public education in[…]