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#No215Jail Campaign & Decarcerate PA are seeking an end to mass incarceration and the harms it brings our communities. Last year, they successfully pressured Councilperson Bobby Henon to pull Bill #150406, which would have authorized $7.2 million to buy land to build a new jail. This victory builds toward their goals of an immediate and lasting moratorium on all new prisons along with changes in policing, sentencing and legislation to reduce the prison population. To learn more, visit: Decarceratepa.info/no215jail
Girls Justice League
The Girls Justice League (GJL) is a girls’ rights organization dedicated to taking action for social, political, educational, and economic justice with and for girls and young women. This collective of young women and their allies works to build and reinforce a culture where girls are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are identified and confronted in the systems which affect their futures. GJL uses multiple mediums to tell girls’ stories, disseminate research that accurately describes girls’ current realities and social justice organizing toward a different future for all girls. To learn more, visit: GirlsJusticeLeague.org
Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities
The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC) unites more than 50 community, disability, faith, labor, and urban agriculture organizations to advocate for Development without Displacement. PCAC is committed to preserving affordability in gentrifying neighborhoods so that those who are committed to and invested in their communities can afford to stay in their homes. They’re pushing the City to create new legislation that would increase funding for the City’s Housing Trust Fund. To learn more, visit: PhillyAffordableCommunities.org
Spiral Q works at the intersection of art, culture and social justice, galvanizing a vast network of partners and collaborators. Their strategy is rooted in principles of accessibility, inclusion and self-determination, using the storytelling techniques of puppet-making and theatrical pageantry to promote social and political change in Philadelphia. Spiral Q’s work includes community engagement and arts education programs that connect intergenerational and multicultural groups in the public theaters of streets, parks, and campuses. To learn more, visit: Spiralq.org
Join us for a safe and fun bike ride to raise money for social justice in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 17!
About the ride: We will travel approximately 10 miles through Center City, South Philly, and West Philly to visit locations of significance to organizations working for racial and economic justice in our City: Decarcerate PA and #No215Jail; Girls Justice League; Spiral Q; and the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities. Trained volunteers will lead the group, ensuring safe riding and that no participants are left behind.
No Bike? No Problem! Indego, Philadelphia’s bike share program, is offering a discount code for participants that will be emailed after riders complete the registration. If the Indego program doesn’t work for you, email us directly & we’ll help connect you with two wheels for the ride.
About The Day: We will begin with a complimentary breakfast, donated from Rowhouse Grocery, in Center City at 8:30am. While eating and mingling with fellow riders and social justice supporters, you will receive a Thank You gift bag, which includes a Change Ride water bottle, an overview of the route, riding safety tips, a handmade map of social justice, and a special gift from our friends at Fairmount Bicycles. Then we will hop on our bicycles to do the ride. Along the way, meet representatives from each organization who will tell us about their history and the focus of their current work. We’ll end our ride at approximately 1:00pm at a shaded area in Fairmount Park, where we’ll enjoy fantastic food from our friends at South Philly Barbacoa.
Who Benefits From Funds Raised: The money you raise will support the meaningful work of Bread & Roses community fund, a unique gathering of activists committed to supporting social justice by raising and distributing funds. In its 39 year-history, Bread & Roses has distributed over $10 million in the Philadelphia region to groups working for access to health care; economic justice; a clean, safe environment; civil and human rights; peace; and more. Bread & Roses also provides services, like technical assistance and leadership development, to grantees and donors.
To support the critical work of Bread & Roses, we are suggesting that Individuals set a fundraising goal of $125 and Teams raise $400. However, we would be thrilled if you set your sights higher and raised more to help fight for social justice in Philadelphia!
We will also offer fundraising support to those who want to build their skills to ask for donations from their community. Keep your eyes peeled for periodic emails with fundraising tips and, in the meantime, don’t hesitate to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want additional advice or assistance.