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.

Week 25: The Structures of Homelessness in Philly

Week 25: The Structures of Homelessness in Philly
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...

Week 22: The History of Indigenous People of Philadelphia

Week 22: The History of Indigenous People of Philadelphia
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...