Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Power Moves: Jessica Attie joins Education Law Center
Attie's c.v. is filled with cases that address many of the most significant legal challenges of recent years: the "Muslim ban," the separation of children and families at the border, residential segregation, and voting rights, among many others.
Jun. 1, 2016 9:59 am
The push to recognize two Muslim holidays in Philly schools was a success
The city also took the opportunity to introduce the newly formed Mayor's Task Force on Cultural Inclusion.
Feb. 26, 2014 11:05 am
John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Affordable Housing is A “Dream Come True”
Doorbells were rung to commemorate the official opening of the John C. Anderson Apartments. A ribbon ceremony was held yesterday for the John C. Anderson Apartments, a dmhFund and Pennrose Properties’ project which provides LGBT-friendly, low-income senior housing in the heart of the Gayborhood. A number of state and local officials attended, including Mayor Nutter […]
Dec. 14, 2013 12:27 pm
The Pattison-Leader Ball To Convene Young Civically Engaged Pennsylvanians
On Saturday, December 14th, the Inaugural Pattison-Leader Ball promises to bring together civically engaged young people of Pennsylvania to begin a conversation about policy and politics and network with others. We spoke with organizer Kellan White about the event and its goals. His answers have been edited for length. 1. What was the genesis of […]
Dec. 9, 2013 10:00 am
Philadelphia Ranked #1 in LGBT Equality: How could it impact state legislation?
“Philadelphia is far ahead of the rest of the state in terms of equality protection, and many of my colleagues don’t realize how different it is to live in Philadelphia than other parts of the state,” says Sims. “Most people don’t realize that in Pennsylvania, you can still be fired for being LGBT, or denied treatment or services by a private company.”
Aug. 20, 2013 9:00 am
Creating a Community of Tradition: A Q&A with Chris Bartlett, Executive Director of the William Way LGBT Community Center
Chris Bartlett, a Philadelphia native, has served as Executive Director of the William Way LGBT Community Center for the last three years. With 12 employees and more than 200 active volunteers, the place is always buzzing — which Bartlett says is one of its best features. We asked Bartlett to tell us about himself, his […]
Jul. 26, 2013 12:48 pm
East Park Nonprofits Strive to Improve Access for Strawberry Mansion Residents
With this in mind, a couple of nonprofits located in the park, Smith Memorial Playground and Outward Bound, are working with the Audubon Society and SEPTA to enhance access to the park for Strawberry Mansion residents.
Mar. 26, 2012 8:48 pm
Philly Restart’s Adam Bruckner on New Ban on Feeding Homeless Outdoors
Adam Bruckner of Philly Restart, who volunteers to provide services and ID cards to people who show up for food on the Parkway, shares his opinion on Philadelphia’s recent ban on feeding homeless outdoors. Adam was recently heard on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. “What’s the greatest nation in the world?” the man asked me on […]