Intersectional Equity

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

January 24, 2021

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[s] and Combat[s] Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” We will discuss Biden’s history concerning the LGBTQ+ community, the promises he made during his campaign, and what this executive order means for the United States.

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

January 19, 2021

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.

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Week 25: The Structures of Homelessness in Philly

January 11, 2021

With the winter in full swing, the city’s frigid temperatures can be a health hazard due to the risk of hypothermia. It is during months of extreme weather such as these that shelters and housing infrastructure become even more vital for a community’s homeless population. However, even in austere conditions, many individuals choose to stay out of shelters for various reasons.

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Week 24: Homelessness in Philadelphia: How We Got Here

December 20, 2020

With the holidays coming up and the temperatures dropping, many of us are looking forward to spending the next few weeks inside with family and food. However, this week we want to focus on a group of people who might not be able to have that experience. During the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness has skyrocketed in Philadelphia, leaving many people on the streets to form new camps and fill up already overcrowded shelters. As winter weather approaches, there is one overarching question: How did we get here?

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Week 23: Inequities of the Pandemic for People with Disabilities:

December 6, 2020

This past Thursday, December 3rd, was International Day for People with Disabilities. First introduced in 1992 by the UN General Assembly, the day aims to recognize and further promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities on an international level by increasing the awareness of their situations in political, social, economic, and cultural life.

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Week 22: The History of Indigenous People of Philadelphia

November 22, 2020

It is Thanksgiving week and November is Native American Heritage Month, so we wanted to bring a focus to the indigenous people in and around our community this week within our work. As you may know, we stand on the land of the Lenni-Lenape tribe; we hope to amplify their voices in sharing the history, their struggles, where they are today, and what we can do as individuals and as a community to help them and undo the damage of the past.

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