Who is PCJ
Penn Community for Justice works to hold Penn accountable for their exploitative relationship with the West Philadelphia community. We are a racially and socioeconomically diverse group of Penn staff, alumni, students and Philadelphia residents. We advocate for the defunding of private and public police forces and demand tax-exempt mega-nonprofits like Penn contribute to public resources by contributing PILOTs.
Voices From PCJ
Defunding police [and] Walter Wallace Jr. [...]
Op-ed by PCJ on the Walter Wallace Jr. uprising. We look at the personal reflection that necessitates this moment of reckoning and discuss how private institutions and public offices must overhaul their budgeting priorities to promote community stability.
PCJ Featured in the News
[Groups] pressure Penn [for PILOTs] in push for ‘racial and economic justice’
"The issue is more pressing than ever, activists say, [...] the coronavirus pandemic and national reckoning over racism has laid bare wealth and racial inequities in the city. Paying PILOTs, they say, has become an issue of both racial and economic justice."