After a season of: filling our Radical Little Library with summer reads that offered readers windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors (Rudine Simms-Bishop), working with families to disrupt book bans, and joyfully resisting and dancing away hate in Philadelphia, PCM has spent the fall supporting schools, families, and partner organizations across the city. Here’s a[…]
“It’s so, so important to see other people like you in books. It’s so important to see pictures and stories about people who you can say ‘hey, I’m like them, that’s awesome! They’re cool, I’m cool, this is amazing,’” Oona, a fiery tween, told the crowd of close to 200 people, as they stood up[…]
PCM has been busy the past two months working in solidarity with a whole host of amazing Philly-based activist organizations to fight Moms for Liberty and their impending “Joyful Warriors” summit. We’ve partnered with old and new friends from ACT-UP, BAR-WE, Philly Family Pride, COLAGE, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Zinn Education Project, Black Lives Matter at[…]
In September, Jeannine Cook (a founding member of PCM and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop) invited PCM to take part in an evening with Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning, Antiracist Baby, and How to be an Antiracist. Kendi’s stunning new children’s book, Magnolia Flower, is an adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s short[…]
As a collective, PCM has been working to align our work more with the goals and practices of mutual aid. PCM sees mutual aid as organizing children and families to challenge unequal systems by working to care for each other and meet the needs in our community. One idea we hope to highlight is how[…]
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[…]