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In ‘Faces of Courage’ the collaboration of artist and nonprofit becomes more than documentation purpose

Jul. 1, 2021 3:31 pm

In ‘Faces of Courage’ the collaboration of artist and nonprofit becomes more than documentation

The collaboration between Harvey Finkle and New Sanctuary Movement could perhaps serve as a model for other nonprofits and other artists. The key, according to Finkle, is that it be a true collaboration.
Opinion: Over-policing Black immigrants can turn one mistake into deportation purpose

Jun. 30, 2021 8:30 am

Opinion: Over-policing Black immigrants can turn one mistake into deportation

For Black immigrants, even a minor or sealed conviction can be cause to reset their citizenship clock, or render them deportable, says guest columnist Cathryn Miller-Wilson.
What is a Philadelphia identity? In her most recent work, artist Michelle Ortiz explodes any facile definition purpose

Jun. 4, 2021 8:22 am

What is a Philadelphia identity? In her most recent work, artist Michelle Ortiz explodes any facile definition

Her "Arrival and Belonging" installation — part of the Philadelphia Art Museum exhibit "New Grit: Art and Philly Now" — is informed by the personal narratives of people who weren't born to, but arrived at, their identity as Philadelphians.
Philadelphia now has a hub for French-speaking immigrants purpose

Mar. 31, 2021 12:00 pm

Philadelphia now has a hub for French-speaking immigrants

The work of four people from four different parts of the world — one Haitian, one Senegalese, one Algerian and one French — Le Centre Francophone de Philadelphie will enable French-speakers to help each other and uplift the community.
Opinion:  We could have ended family detention in PA in 2016. Why is it allowed to continue? purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 11:00 am

Opinion: We could have ended family detention in PA in 2016. Why is it allowed to continue?

Berks Family Residential Center "has been operating as a family prison since 2014 and this last year we’ve seen families face months of incarceration all while a global pandemic tears through prisons," says guest columnist Prudence Powell.
Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good purpose

Feb. 22, 2021 9:28 am

Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good

"Throughout the pandemic, we have seen how important immigrants are to our community as they have been on the frontlines of our healthcare system and our food production," says the executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania.
Juntos releases results of yearlong survey on immigrant and refugee safety at Philly schools purpose

Feb. 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Juntos releases results of yearlong survey on immigrant and refugee safety at Philly schools

The School District of Philadelphia recently updated their ‘Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit’ for teachers, staff and administrators, but according to Juntos' survey, only 28% of the respondents had read it.
In Chinatown, a great need for more benefits — and better access to them purpose

Feb. 4, 2021 1:21 pm

In Chinatown, a great need for more benefits — and better access to them

Misinformation and language barriers prevent many in Chinatown from applying for unemployment compensation or rental assistance.
I Belong works to help recent immigrants feel seen and heard without judgment purpose

Oct. 21, 2020 12:25 pm

I Belong works to help recent immigrants feel seen and heard without judgment

Through cross-cultural events, virtual conversation circles, and now an art contest focused on immigrant heritage, the group strives to eliminate barriers of language, lack of social capital, and isolation.
Can telehealth work in Southwest Philadelphia? purpose

Aug. 26, 2020 1:02 pm

Can telehealth work in Southwest Philadelphia?

The answer is yes, but not without challenges. African immigrants in the Paschall-Kingsessing neighborhood are doing it all via their mobile phone screens.

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