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Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

Preschools visit City Hall in anticipation to 'Soda Tax' vote

 06/08/2016 - 16:34
Photo: Michelle Severino / Al Dia News

In anticipation of the possible City Council vote on the “soda tax” proposal, the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization gathered dozens of pre-schoolers in support of universal pre-K expansion in Philadelphia schools.
The event was held on Wednesday as City Council members were invited to meet and greet the students. At the same time, the Philadelphians Against the Grocery Tax Coalition held a rally outside City Hall urging council members to reject the mayor’s "soda tax” proposal.

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Michelle Severino

It's not about the soda tax

 03/28/2016 - 09:06
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If you block out all the white noise, you realize this is a conversation we have over and over again. The players stay the same — usually wealthy special interests on both sides playing a real life game of tug-o-war where mostly poor black and brown folks get to have what's best for them decided by everyone but them.