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Penn Community for Justice
$1,299 raised
26% of $5k goal
34 contributors
152 Days running

As a racially and socioeconomically diverse group of Penn staff, alumni, students and Philadelphia residents, Penn Community for Justice organizes to demand that the University of Pennsylvania institutionalize police free alternatives to public safety, divest from the prison industrial complex and other racist and harmful industries, and make Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) to the Education Equity Fund in support of Philadelphia public schools. Click here to learn more about our demands.

Click here to learn about what we have been up to since our inception in June 2020. 

Penn Community for Justice Fund

We have big plans for this year and need your help to make these projects a reality. We are building our capacity to further our reach and strengthen our educational programming and advocacy work.

Some of these projects include:

Penntrification: Voices from the Black Bottom

Explores Penn and Drexel's history of aggressive gentrification of the West Philadelphia neighborhood of the Black Bottom, now known as University City through: 

  1. Short Informational Video ($2500)

This public education project will draw links between university driven gentrification, the over policing of communities, and the depletion of public resources in West Philadelphia. Funds will go towards paying an animator, videographer, editor, supplies and other costs associated with the production of this work.

Budget: $2,500

General Operating Fund

As an organization committed to Direct Action and a diversity of organizing tactics, we have overhead costs, including:

  • Website maintenance
  • Art supplies for banners and posters
  • Printing 
  • Megaphones and a quality sound system
  • Payment for community voices and advocates
  • Community care items (Protective equipment for in person actions such as masks and hand sanitizer, water, etc.)

Budget: $2,500

A Little Goes a Long Way: 

Your support could go a long way. If just 500 people from our FB group of 3500 members donated $10 right now, we would reach our goal today!

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