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Women and Girls Foundation is compiling a list of the many activities and actions occurring in our city each month. We hope this list will help you plan your month of action. Please note that most of the events and actions below are not being organized by WGF but rather by other community organizations and partners in social justice. To submit a listing, send us an email!

Calls to Action

Stop Breaking up Families at the Border

Over the past six weeks, U.S. immigration policy has forcibly and cruelly separated almost 2,000 children from their parents, and many remain locked in under-resourced and overcrowded shelters. Call your Senators and ask them to support Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Keep Families Together Act (S. 3036. Script here

Support the Poor People’s Campaign

There are 140 Million poor and low-income Americans. Many are hiding in plain sight, suffering from food and income insecurity, a lack of healthcare, restricted voting rights (due to felony disenfranchisement or transience) and diminished prospects as inequality has worsened over the last four decades. Learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign by watching this two minute video or reading this story in the LA Times. Sign up to support and get involved at the Poor People’s Campaign website.


Protests, Rallies, Town Halls

Hosted by The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Squirrel Hill
June 20 at 9 PM -10 PM: Vigil to Protest Separation of Children from Parents at Border 
The Corner of Murray and Forbes, Squirrel Hill


Events

Hosted by Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)
June 19 at 11 AM – 2 PM: Coalition Against Violence 
2201 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Hosted by Pittsburgh DSA
June 19 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM: Housing Justice Canvassing 101 https://www.facebook.com/events/2127403830876357/
4327 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Hosted by JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services and 7 others
June 20 at 11 AM – 2 PM: World Refugee Day Pittsburgh 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/368327077017182/
Market Square, Pittsburgh
210 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Hosted by Carnegie Mellon Department of History
June 20 at 12 PM – 1 PM: The Impact of Social Movements in American Politics 
Online event

Hosted by YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

June 20 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Different is Okay: Diversity 101 
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
234 McKee Pl, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Hosted by NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, City of Asylum at Alphabet City 
June 21 at 7 PM – 8 PM: Stories That Heal: Lindsey Smith
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Hosted by Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network
June 23 at 9 AM – 4 PM: PIIN Member Training: Principles of Community Organizing 
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Hosted by Pennsylvania’s Juneteenth Celebration
June 23 at 3 PM – 5 PM: 2018 Juneteenth Justice Forum 
August Wilson Center • African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Hosted by Run Intended
June 24 at 9 AM – 11 PM: Stride for Pride 5K
North Shore River Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Hosted by Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh
June 24 at 12 PM – 5 PM: Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh 
The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224


Call for Volunteers

Check back soon!


Opportunities

City of Asylum is looking for a Production Coordinator

Partner4Work is looking for a Program Manager 

Women’s Center & Shelter is looking for a President/CEO

PUMP is looking for an Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator 


Must Reads

On Sending Women Home to Die

Rebel Women: The Great Art Fightback review – feminist art versus the patriarchy

Black Women Face More Trauma During Childbirth

The family separation crisis is a health crisis