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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.

Puertorriqueños de Filadelfia lanzan campaña para ayudar a damnificados en la isla

 09/21/2017 - 12:01
Detalle de un árbol caído por el paso del huracán María este miércoles 20 de septiembre, en San Juan, Puerto Rico.

La organización Concilio, junto a líderes sociales y políticos de la comunidad, pondrá en marcha la campaña UnidosPa'PR con la que buscan reunir dinero para apoyar las labores humanitarias en Puerto Rico tras el paso del huracán María. 

Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins forces to Legally Fight for DACA

 09/11/2017 - 17:43
DACA Rally in Philadelphia, September 5th 2017. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

Sixteen attorney generals reviewed the facts, and determined that Trump’s DACA directive violates the rule of law. Of the sixteen, the attorney general for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, is standing up for the 5,889 DREAMers in his state.

 

A March for the Lost

 09/05/2017 - 14:15
Participants in the march emerge from underneath the bridge at Lehigh and Kensington avenues. The march took individual's past Tusculum street, which is known for high volumes of drug activity in the area. Photos: Matthew Haubenstein

Members of the community take to the streets of Kensington to remember those who’ve died from overdose and to spread awareness of the growing opioid epidemic in the City. 

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Matthew Haubenstein - Special Report for AL DÍA News

Enseñando Quechua: Más allá del aula y del idioma

 08/29/2017 - 18:05
Américo Mendoza-Mori is the man behind the Quechua Language Program and Andean Culture of UPenn. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

El profesor Américo Mendoza-Mori impulsó y diseñó el programa de Lengua Quechua y Cultura Andina de la Universidad de Pensilvania en 2014. Desde entonces, ha recibido múltiples elogios por ser capaz de dar mayor visibilidad al mundo indígena y por sus lecciones magistrales sobre multiculturalidad, que van más allá de enseñar quechua y español en el aula. 

Teaching Quechua: Beyond the Classroom, Beyond Language

 08/29/2017 - 13:08
Américo Mendoza-Mori is the man behind the Quechua Language Program and Andean Culture of UPenn. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Professor Amėrico Mendoza-Mori designed and began the Quechua Language and Andean Culture program for The University in Pennsylvania in 2014, and since then, has received many accolades for his dedication to indigenous visibility and for his life lessons that go beyond teaching Quechua and Spanish in the classroom.

El legado de Rizzo: ¿se merece una estatua?

 08/18/2017 - 10:31
Frank Rizzo as mayor in 1977. Photo courtesy Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Originally published on VICE. 

El futuro de la estatua del polémico ex comisario de policía y alcalde Frank Rizzo está en el banquillo, especialmente después de las manifestaciones de la semana pasada en Charlottesville, Virginia, que empezaron como una protesta en contra de la retirada de un monumento al general Confederado Robert E. Lee.

The Legacy of Rizzo: Does He Deserve to be Commemorated in Bronze?

 08/18/2017 - 10:25
Frank Rizzo statue. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

The future of a statue in the likeness of highly contentious former police commissioner and mayor Frank Rizzo is on the fritz, particularly after this past week’s rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia which began as a protest to keep a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being removed.

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