The Counter: Simran Sethi - April 30, 2021 On Wednesday, the Biden Administration introduced a $1.8 trillion package called the American Families Plan that intends to expand access to health care and education, increase child care support for families, and reduce food insecurity through the expansion and improvement of federal nutrition programs. Included within the hunger reduction efforts is a provision a younger Joe Biden would find surprising: an initiative to “facilitate
The Philadelphia Citizen: Jo Piazza - April 29, 2021 "A recent Temple University study found, not surprisingly, that as the Covid-19 pandemic worsened poverty, unemployment, and structural racism, gun violence surged. The reality is that poverty and a lack of jobs leads to desperation; desperation can lead to gun violence. Over the course of our reporting, we heard this over and over again. A key part of driving down gun violence is increasing job opportunities. We meet Julia
Note: PRC encourages the use of person first language whenever possible in referring to people with justice involvement, and people in general. To learn more, click here. The Philadelphia Inquirer: Samantha Melamed - April 23, 2021 Danielle Calabro had not heard from her younger brother, Christopher Hinkle, in a few days. Then, on April 12, she received a life-changing phone call: Hinkle, 37, had been arrested on drug charges and placed in a Philadelphia jail, where he had be
Center for American Progress: Theo Santos - April 23, 2021 Incarceration has far-reaching and often devastating consequences for system-involved individuals, their families, and their communities. Formerly incarcerated people face barriers to employment, housing, health, and education. These barriers deny them the ability to meet basic needs, push them back into incarceration, and remove opportunities for stability and advancement. For formerly incarcerated LGBTQ people, uni
NPR: Courtney Dorning, Connor Donevan, Ari Shapiro - April 22, 2021 The Supreme Court just made it easier to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John Pace, a "juvenile lifer," released thanks to an earlier decision. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The Supreme Court just made it easier for judges to sentence kids to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices reversed earlier precedents that favored more leni
“I would love to see it like a parade and everybody is real colorful, you know, bright and smiles. We’re clapping and hugging, and then we see them coming towards the gate, but they're not walking. They're running. They're so happy they're running out. Screaming, “We finally made it!” - Paulette Carrington, collaborating artist.
The interactive installation is part of the national exhibit STAYING POWER by Monument Lab at the Village of Arts and Humanities. On the Day They C