Big thanks to Chestnut Hill Local journalist, Kate Dolan and newspaper editor, Walt Maguire for covering PCM’s Bringin’ the Joy – Art+Activism summer playground series!! Check out the full article HERE!
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 womenswear brands, film & stage; arts[…]
PCM will be Bringin’ the Joy to NW Philly parks & playgrounds throughout the summer! Bring your children for some free art-making fun with activities focused on racial & social justice!!
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[…]
On September 8, 2018, the Philly Children’s Movement will launch our #BLK2SCHOOL campaign, demanding that schools hire more Black teachers. Our launch event will be held at Little Jimmie’s Bakery Cafe from 12:30-4pm. We are asking that families and community members drop off school supplies to be donated to a local school and pick up[…]
In July, PCM’s Maleka Diggs, along with the help and co-hosting of Germantown natives and artists Ursula Rucker and Miles Orion, put together a series of poetry workshops for the community. On July 15, 22, and 25, they held “Breaking Bread for Racial Justice” (BB4RJ) for adults, teens and families respectively. The purpose of these[…]
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7th graders from Henry C. Lea Elementary School marched in their West Philadelphia community against gun violence. The march began at 1:30 pm in front of their school’s beautiful playground. As the students walked, a few younger children from the playground approached the gate to cheer the students on. The students[…]
Describe your Wakanda. That was our invitation to 75 teachers at the 6th Annual Teaching Activism Conference on Sunday May 20 at the City Museum of New York when Philly Children’s Movement Steering Group members Maleka Diggs, Andrea Myers, and Jen Bradley facilitated a discussion with educators entitled, “Black Panther: Champion for his community and[…]
With the recent election, many groups and individuals across Philadelphia are feeling intimidated by statements from the incoming administration. Some of the most worrisome policies are President Trump’s emerging ideas around immigration. In response to threats to tripling the number of I.C.E. officers, catching-and-releasing new immigrants, building a wall, ending DACA, and other xenophobic/racist policies, the “sanctuary”[…]