June 29, 2017

Reimagining Resistance: A Video Series

While Trump’s rise to the presidency has heightened our political awareness as a country, we also know that he is just one symptom of the injustice and inequality that have been part of our realities for centuries. And while Trump didn’t come from nowhere, the resistance to him, his policies, and his sympathizers hasn’t come from nowhere either.

In Philly We Rise’s new seven-segment series, Reimagining Resistance, we highlight different groups who organize for a just future for our city and our state. These groups know there are battles to be fought — and won — no matter who is in the White House or the State House. They’re fighting for our communities, our families, our city, our state, our country, our world. Read More

June 27, 2017

Community Is Power

Reimagining Resistance: Community is Power

"All we really do is look to our ancestral and cultural ways to find the answer." Our final video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Lan Dinh of VietLead. VietLEAD focuses on sustainability, and self-determination for the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian communities in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Under the new administration, the Vietnamese community has been rocked by a surge of ICE detentions targeting hundreds of community members with prior criminal convictions. VietLEAD has pulled together a national “Anti-Deportation Vietnamese Strategies Network,” because they believe that no one should be forcefully deported and removed from their families and communities. #not1more #refugeeresilience

Posted by Philly We Rise on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“All we really do is look to our ancestral and cultural ways to find the answer.”

Our final video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Lan Dinh of VietLEAD. VietLEAD focuses on sustainability and self-determination for the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian communities in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Under the new administration, the Vietnamese community has been rocked by a surge of ICE detentions targeting hundreds of community members with prior criminal convictions. VietLEAD has pulled together a national “Anti-Deportation Vietnamese Strategies Network,” because they believe that no one should be forcefully deported and removed from their families and communities.

June 26, 2017

Sanctuary in the Streets

Reimagining Resistance: Sanctuary in the Streets

"Especially in this hostile political environment, we need to offer sanctuary for each other." In our 6th video of the Reimagining Resistance series, Stevanie Theresa of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia talks about the collective power of community, NSM’s emergency hotlines, and creating sanctuary spaces to fight back against the ever-growing threat of deportations and hate crimes in Philadelphia.

Posted by Philly We Rise on Monday, June 26, 2017

“Especially in this hostile political environment, we need to offer sanctuary for each other.”

In our 6th video of the Reimagining Resistance series, Stevanie Theresa of New Sanctuary Movement – Philadelphia talks about the collective power of community, NSM’s emergency hotlines, and creating sanctuary spaces to fight back against the ever-growing threat of deportations and hate crimes in Philadelphia.

June 23, 2017

At war with the 1%

Reimagining Resistance: At war with the 1%

"We have to link the struggles in the workplace with the struggles at home." Spring 2017, 215 People's Alliance led a campaign calling for the City of Philadelphia to divest its payroll funds from Wells Fargo Bank. And won. Our fifth video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Meghna Chandra and Derrick Mathis of 215PA.

Posted by Philly We Rise on Friday, June 23, 2017

“We have to link the struggles in the workplace with the struggles at home.”

Spring 2017, 215 People’s Alliance led a campaign calling for the City of Philadelphia to divest its payroll funds from Wells Fargo Bank. And won. Our fifth video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Meghna Chandra and Derrick Mathis of 215PA.

June 19, 2017

Real Change Comes from Being Prepared

Reimagining Resistance: Real Change Comes from Being Prepared

"You need to find the folks that have been moving towards a vision for a long time, and throw down with those folks." Our forth video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Pep Marie of the PhillySUN Project. Philly SUN is currently building a network of parents, students, school staff, community members and community partners in West & Southwest Philly. Pep talked with us about how envisioning the communities we want can help us deal with the changing political climate.

Posted by Philly We Rise on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“You need to find the folks that have been moving towards a vision for a long time, and throw down with those folks.”

Our forth video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Pep Felton of Philly SUN. Philly SUN is currently building a network of parents, students, school staff, community members and community partners in West & Southwest Philly. Pep talked with us about how envisioning the communities we want can help us deal with the changing political climate.

June 17, 2017

Freeing Philly Mothers For Mama’s Bailout Day

Reimagining Resistance: Freeing Philly Mothers For Mama's Bail…

"Cash bail doesn't keep communities safe." Our third video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Reuben Jones and Elizabeth Long of the #No215Jail Coalition. On May 13th, Members of #No215Jail Coalition, Philadelphia Student Union, and 7 other organizations bailed out Philly mamas as part of the national movement to end cash bail and mass incarceration. Watch this video to learn how cash bail affects families of color. Sign the petition to end cash bail in Philadelphia #PhillyWeRise #No215Jail https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/end-cash-bail

Posted by Philly We Rise on Saturday, June 17, 2017

“Cash bail doesn’t keep communities safe.” Our third video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Reuben Jones and Elizabeth Long of the #No215Jail Coalition.

On May 13th, Members of #No215Jail Coalition, Philly Student Union, and 7 other organizations bailed out Philly mamas as part of the national movement to end cash bail and mass incarceration. Watch this video to learn how cash bail affects families of color.

Sign the petition to end cash bail in Philadelphia #PhillyWeRise #No215Jail https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/end-cash-bail

June 15, 2017

We Want Justice for PHL

Reimagining Resistance: We Want Justice for PHL

"Without us, these planes not taking off." Our second video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Briheem Douglas, vice president of @Unite HERE Philly, local 274. Unite HERE represents over 5000 workers in the service industry. They recently protested with LSG Sky Chef paying its workers poverty wages. We talked with Briheem about building a movment that foregrounds the needs of everyday working people.

Posted by Philly We Rise on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our second video in the Reimagining Resistance series is with Briheem Douglas, vice president of @Unite HERE Philly, local 274. Unite HERE represents over 5000 workers in the service industry. They recently protested with LSG Sky Chef paying its workers poverty wages. We talked with Briheem about building a movment that foregrounds the needs of everyday working people.

June 13, 2017

A statewide vision for healthcare

Reimagining Resistance: A statewide vision for healthcare

"We've been eating off their menu for years… that's why we are all sick."Our first video in Reimagining Resistance is with Robert Fields, a leader of Put People First – PA. Put People First! PA is a statewide membership organization of everyday people. Their current campaign is for the human right to healthcare. Robert was interviewed in his neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia to shed light on what keeps them fighting.

Posted by Philly We Rise on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our first video in Reimagining Resistance is with Robert Fields, a leader of Put People First – PA! Put People First! PA is a statewide membership organization of everyday people. Their current campaign is for the human right to healthcare. Rob was interviewed in his neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia to shed light on what keeps them fighting.