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Sherita and Joeanna

As a dark-skinned black woman born into poverty, I know all too well the insidious ways that discrimination plays out in life.  I was that child disciplined by white teachers more than other students; I was that kid ostracized for smelling like kerosene due to our house having no standard heater, I was that child going to school hungry. To experience hunger and discrimination as a child is very traumatic, especially when no one wants to talk about it.  This is why I teamed up with Mariana Chilton at Drexel University's Center for Hunger-Free Communities to talk about racism and hunger.

Fair Workweek Philadelphia

The "Fair Workweek" scheduling bill for retail, fast-food, and hotel workers in Philadelphia got one step closer to becoming law Tuesday, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Fair Workweek City Council Hearing

51% of workers with unpredictable work schedules experienced hunger hardship in the last year. Compare that to 23% of workers with predictable schedules. Something has to change

The US border at El Paso

As pediatricians, public health researchers, and child health and policy experts, we strongly oppose the regulatory proposal “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” released by the Department of Homeland Security this weekend. This proposal will endanger the health and well-being of families of immigrants and their children.1



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