"Gentrification is the process where wealthy investors displace families and communities— often with deep roots in the community — by purchasing and upgrading property, making it unbearably expensive..."
WHO IS PENN COMMUNITY FOR JUSTICE?
There have been some questions as to who Penn Community for Justice (PCJ) is and what we stand for. Let us tell you!"
PENN MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE TO PHILLY'S BLACK COMMUNITIES
ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE 2020 ELECTION: OUR SURVIVAL IS POLITICAL
“Asian Americans must become more civically engaged for the liberation of all people. I now call myself an Asian American woman as a political act and exercise my vote as an act of resistance and solidarity with marginalized communities.”
PENN'S SHAMEFUL DIVESTMENT FROM PHILLY SCHOOLS
“'Black and brown communities are being taken under siege by a system that is designed to fail our children, and what we cannot and will not do is stand back and allow it to happen.'
– Antoine Little, former chair of Our City Our Schools Coalition"
PENN COMMUNITY FOR JUSTICE MISSION, VALUES, & DEMANDS
"Penn Community for Justice (PCJ) provides a platform for Penn and Philadelphia community members who are committed to direct action to organize for racial and economic justice, and an equitable redistribution of Penn’s hoarded wealth and influence."
DEFUNDING POLICE WOULD BE THE FIRST STEP IN BUILDING A CITY WHERE WALTER WALLACE JR. WOULD HAVE SURVIVED
"Today Penn announced that it would pay $10 million a year for the next 10 years to the School District of Philadelphia. The funds will go towards remediating the toxic public school infrastructure that the City and Penn have long neglected, despite students, educators, parents, and community members raising the alarm about unsafe conditions for decades...
We should celebrate this historic agreement, which would not have been possible without the relentless work of heightened direct action and media attention. During a nationwide reckoning with white supremacy, we stood up to our institutions and made them understand that funding our public schools is a matter of racial justice."