Week 31: Farmer Protests in India

Week 31: Farmer Protests in India
On August 9, 2020, one of the largest protests in world history began in New Delhi, India. Tens of thousands of farmers took the streets, forming blockades to five major highways leading into the capital and setting up camps outside the city limits to protest new agricultural regulations. To show their solidarity, over 250 million Indian citizens participated in a...

Week 29: Stacey Abrams

Week 29: Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams has been at the forefront of public attention and praise for her work during the 2020 campaign to combat voter suppression, and many argue that her grassroots organizing in Georgia secured Biden’s presidency and the Democratic control of the Senate. However, Abrams’ work extends far beyond this election; she is also a small business owner, celebrated author (even...

Week 27: Biden’s Executive Order for LGBTQ+ Protection

Week 27: Biden’s Executive Order for LGBTQ+ Protection
Biden started his presidency purposefully, with 17 executive orders signed on the first day. During the long campaign for presidency, Biden made many promises for change to which we must now hold him accountable. Among those 17 executive orders was an order that “Prevent and Combat Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” We will discuss Biden’s...

Week 26: Moving Forward: How to Address Homelessness in Philly

Week 26: Moving Forward: How to Address Homelessness in Philly
Over the past two weeks we’ve written about the structures of homelessness in Philadelphia — what they are, who they affect, and what government policies and social pressures have brought us to this point. Today, we look at the ways in which we can address the homelessness epidemic, looking at prevention, rehousing, and rehabilitation.