Remarks given by Congreswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) at the 1st anniversary celebration of the Coalition4Justice on
July 10, 2021
Never Doubt that You can Make a Difference in Our Community and Ensure a Better Future for us All
May 23, 2022 -
Topic: Ivy League Institutions' Legacy of Slavery: Profiting from Black Bodies
You are invited to our virtual round table conversation about America's hard history.
In April of this year, Harvard released a 100-page report on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. We will be viewing a 20 minute documentary summarizing the report as the basis for an authentic conversation on our history and a path forward.
We hope you can join us, via zoom, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for this important conversation. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link.
June 13, 2022 - REDLINING, STEERING, AND RACE: How the U.S. Government Segregated America - KEM SMITH, founder of Champy Investment Group, LLC and successful realtor, reveals how the U.S. Government strategically segregated America Register for the Zoom link
Advance Racial Equity and Social Justice for People of Color.
The Coalition4justice provides a safe space for all individuals to come together and engage in authentic conversations about racial and social inequity and injustice. The Coalition also provides education and training as a catalyst for meaningful and measurable change in our society.
Connect with the Coalition4justice on FACEBOOK.
Promote Personal Transformation of Members of the Community
Promote Systemic and Institutional Transformation in key areas, including:
Criminal Justice System
Income and Wealth Disparity
Promote a More Inclusive Society Where Every American Belongs
COALITION SHORT TERM GOALS:
Promote awareness and community understanding toward the elimination of discrimination and racism through various community programs and activities
Provide a variety of educational programs and activities both in the school system to students and staff, and to community members at the Lansdale Library aimed at meeting the Mission of both the Coalition and the Lansdale Public Library
Public, Private & Religious Schools
Programs and Activities
School Assembly in Elementary, Middle, Junior High and High Schools
Presentation to Teachers during In-Service program
Presentation to individual classes as part of the Social Studies or History Curriculum at all Grade Levels
Present Video clips on various related topics followed by class/group discussions and activities.
Work with Youth Groups/Boys Scouts/Girl Guides/YWCA
After School Programs
Work with School-Age After School Programs.
Work with Early Childhood Programs
Community Programs & Activities:
Topics to include but not limited to -
The roots of all the above-listed issues in the United States of America, and their impact on people of color and the community at large
Black Lives Matter movement, etc.
Presentations by Speakers and Panels
Movies/Videos/Book Reviews - Analyze and Discuss
"Tell Your Story Sessions." People share their Personal Stories of Lived Experiences, e,g "What it is like to be a Person of Color in the US." Record personal stories and use in the schools also
March 14, 2022 - SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS: George Whitehair, Mr. Khoi Pham, and Ms. Heather Wilson Pham "Give Me the Opportunity": Celebrating and Honoring the Accomplishments and Legacy of Montgomery County’s Dr. Frank E. Boston- African American Icon. presentation recording
Feb 14, 2022 - Walter D. Palmer The Intersection Between Racism and the National Health Crisis in the US presentation recording
Jan 10, 2022 - Brendan O'Malley Personal Experience Prosecuting Major Crime Cases/Gun Violence in Philadelphia
Sept 13, 2021 - Honorable Judge Edward Levine will discuss Implementing New Approaches to Mitigate Bias and/or Inequitable Outcomes in the Justice System
August 9, 2021 - The Role of Banks in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: April Donahue presentation slides |
July 12, 2021 - The Law and Your Community SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: David Perry
June 14, 2021 - Mass Incarceration and The United States Criminal Justice System: What’s is Wrong with it? SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Matthew Wilkov, Esq., Partner at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford presentation slideshow
April 12, 2021 -Angela McIver, MA-Chief Executive Officer, Fair Housing Rights Center of Southeastern PA. Presentation on air Housing to the Rescue: From Centuries of Disenfranchisement to Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as Amended. presentation slides