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Americans in Struggle Film Series

Tuesdays at 6 PM

112 N. Broad St. 2nd Fl.

Films that document the struggles of Americans to win a just society!

Refreshments from 5:30 PM

 

9/12 - Fix it- Health Care at a Tipping Point - Documentary about the incredible drain in time and money that our multi-payer healthcare insurance causes on our system, advocating a single payer approach to health care.

9/26 - A Class Apart - The little-known story of a band of underdog Latino lawyers who took a case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Latinos.

10/10 - 13th - The journey from the end of slavery (13th Amendment) to the horrors of mass incarceration and the sprawling American prison industry

10/24 - We have a Plan - With amazing parallels to the Bernie Sanders campaign, this is the story of socialist and author Upton Sinclair’s run for Governor of California during the Great Depression

11/7 - The Time Has Come - A new sound sweeps over the Civil Rights movement as the call for Black Power emerges during a great march in Mississippi focusing on Dr. King and young Stokley Carmichael.

11/21 - Mine Wars - The largest armed insurrection since the Civil War took place in WVA in the 1920s as miners fought to unionize and protect their families.

For more information contact Philadelphia Unemployment Project at 215-557-0822

Working for Better Transportation Options to the Suburbs

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project has been providing car pools to help inner city workers get to decent paying jobs in the suburbs for over a decade. However, programs like this are few and far between. SEPTA brings thousands of workers into the city every day, but getting to jobs in many parts of the surrounding suburbs by public transportation is extremely difficult.

A study by the Brookings Institute found that only 24% of jobs in the Philadelphia region are accessible in less than 90 minutes by SEPTA. 36% of Philadelphians have no cars with up to 50% of people in many inner city neighborhoods doing without their own vehicle.

That's why we're fighting to increase funding for programs like PUP's Commuter Options. To get involved in the fight for transportation justice, call us at 215-557-0822.

Philly mismatch: Car-less city folks can't fill jobs in 'burbs

Commentary: Jobs in suburbs are inaccessible to city residents who lack transportation opportunities

 

 

 


 

PUP's Annual Larry Swann Memorial Picnic

Join PUP on Saturday August 12th from 1pm to 6pm at Hunting Park for our annual Larry Swann Memorial Picnic.

Come on out and relax and enjoy the summer with PUP.  Bring a dish if you can or just join the fun. 

Games, food, fun!

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