A picture of a protestor outside of Chinatown's gates | Source: 34th Street Magazine

Chinatown’s Fight for Survival

A project has been proposed that poses a threat to Chinatown, Philadelphia a huge 76ers stadium is said to be built directly next to Chinatown, but this is not the first project, and the residents of Chinatown are angry and exhausted with being worried about the security of their home.

A picture of the MOVE Bombing (1985) | Source: The New York Times

MOVE Bombing

The organization MOVE was bombed in 1985, and it still tremendously affects Philadelphia and its Black citizens. Citizens fought for the freedom to conduct their lives as they pleased and were punished for no good reason, and the punishments continued. 

A row of trees in Philadelphia | Wendy Lam

I Never Paid Attention to Air Quality as Much as I Do Now

This summer, the Canadian Wildfires broke world records for air pollution. Around 3rd August, various news outlets reported that carbon emissions from Canadian wildfires has soared to 290 million tons in just the first seven months of 2023, which is double previous annual records. 

Thousands gathered in the heart of Chinatown protesting the proposed 76ers arena |(Kasey Shamis/Bullhorn Photographer)

People Over Profit: No Arena Chinatown Protest

Chinatown residents, business owners, and others have made it very clear that the proposed sixers arena will do more harm than good. Thousands gathered to rally on June 10th in the heart of Chinatown before marching to City Hall ensuring that their voices were heard by elected officials and developers of the sixers arena. 

Temple students celebrating the Eagles advancement to the Superbowl | Source: Temple Now, Betsy Manning

Temple Students and Superbowl Sunday

On the day of the Super Bowl, a block party of Temple students swarmed Artlington street, destroying Richard Pierce's car, as well as many others. Many students and residents are outraged as Temple students have gone onto social media to speak out against their peers actions, and to hold Temple accountable for their inability to respond and support students during these times.  

去年3月份在最高法院外的杰利蝾螈抗议者 | 转发: 华盛顿邮报, Evelyn Hockstien



Dr. Watlington 主持的倾听和了解会议 |资料来源:费城学区 100 天计划


2023 年春季,Watlington 博士计划推出一项 5 年战略计划。为了制定这个计划,他组建了由地区行政人员、学生和教师组成的咨询小组。在一个名为“Critical Friends”的特定咨询小组中,与会者就过渡计划及其对费城学校的益处分享了非常复杂的意见和批评。

Listening And Learning Session Hosted by Dr. Watlington | Source: School District of Philadelphia 100 Day Plan

Philly Responds to a New School District Proposal

In the Spring of 2023, Dr. Watlington plans on introducing a 5-Year Strategic Plan. In order to develop this plan he has held advisory groups consisting of district administrators and students and teachers. In one particular advisory group called "Critical Friends," attendants shared very mixed opinions and criticisms on the transition plan, and how beneficial it will be to Philly's schools.  

Protestors of gerrymandering outside the supreme court last March | Courtesy: The Washington Post, Evelyn Hockstien 

Pushing the Boundaries: The Politics of Place

Gerrymandering is threatening democracy in the US, although only occurring once every decade its lasting effect can have hurtful impacts on communities of color and election results. Fair voter representation is a staple of democracy and gerrymandering is preventing it.  

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