Welcome Nicole Fisher, PCM’s new Organizing Director!

Nicole Fisher (she/her) joined Philly Children’s Movement in Spring 2021 as PCM’s Organizing Director. Nicole is a native Philadelphian, educated at McCall Elementary School, Central High School, Howard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Nicole has an extensive background in the visual & performing arts, apparel design for film & stage, arts education, curriculum[…]

#familydayofaction

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[…]

Joy. And Justice.

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[…]

A Weekend at Netroots

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[…]

Play, Zine Making, More Play: An Afternoon with the Kids of PCM

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[…]

Developing Racial Literacy at Media-Providence Friends School

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[…]