Philly Children's Movement

What does PCM do?

P.C.M. organizes for racial justice: in schools and the community

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
  • Community Events
  • Campaigns


Tia Mathisen
Founder & Core Member
Tia Mathisen (she/her) has lived in Philly for over a decade, and has planted intentional roots to call this city home. Tia is a social justice advocate, and facilitator with master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
Andrea Myers
Founder & Core Member
Andrea Myers (she/her) works with families and schools to understand the impact of white supremacy on our society, and take action to dismantle it. Andrea is a head of school who holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Lesley University and an MBA from Temple University.
Jen Bradley
Founder & Core Member
Jen Bradley (she/her/hers) is an activist, mother, community engaged scholar, and educator. Jen has been an educator for over 30 years and is currently a professor of Educational Studies at Swarthmore College.
Sam Gerlach
Youth & Core Member
Sam Gerlach (he/him) is the Innovation Teacher at Benchmark School and a recent graduate of New York University. He’s been avidly involved with PCM since its creation, realizing its importance to both his community and his people.
Luca Poxon
Core Member
Luca Poxon (he/they) is PCM’s project coordinator, an Active Core Member, and facilitator. Outside of his roles with PCM, Luca is also Project Coordinator for the PEDC’s Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education (CRSE) community of practice.


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