Philly in Charge: How Community Coalitions are Transforming Power Here and Nationwide

Philly in Charge: How Community Coalitions are Transforming Power Here and Nationwide

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 11 9:00 AM

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 11 10:00 AM

Room: 119B

In the poorest big city in America, hundreds of thousands of people are separated by poverty, segregation, and many other forms of oppression. Community organizations that traditionally worked in separate spaces have been coming together to push a vision for a Philly that works for all us, not a few. Come hear the role of coalitions in the election of Larry Krasner and holding him accountable to progressive criminal justice reform, protecting our immigrant community from ICE, and how a group of over 30 organizations is creating a platform to wins demands from City Council ranging from fair funding of public schools to community control of land use.

Moderator

Panelists

Rick Krajewski

Rick Krajewski is the lead Mass Liberation organizer for Reclaim Philadelphia. He was a field organizer for the campaign to elect Larry Krasner as District Attorney, and the Coordinator for the Coalition for a Just District Attorney. He is very interested in defining how communities can build power through coalitions and co-governance.