social justice

City Rep. Sheila Hess speaks at a B.PHL event at Entercom, KYW Newsradio's parent company.
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Pat Loeb
October 15, 2019 - 3:21 pm
A three-day festival to highlight Philadelphia's contribution to the innovation economy kicked off Tuesday morning, and the first topic was criminal justice reform.
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer N. Scott Momaday recites a poem at the inauguration of Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
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July 22, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Dayton Literary Peace...
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National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 900 students across 18 Philadelphia schools celebrated the completion of a year-long curriculum on social justice Thursday afternoon at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program teaches kids how to address social...
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Gerald Dessus
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Cherri Gregg
February 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gerald Dessus, a social justice educator at Mastery Charter School's Shoemaker Campus , is training the next generation of "woke warriors." "It's been a journey," said Dessus, who was hired to design the school's social justice curriculum three years ago by the...
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, "justice" is displayed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in New York. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump's Twitter feed.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Leanna Italie, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford...
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Transgender flag
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Antionette Lee
November 14, 2018 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Transgender Awareness Week takes place every year in November to educate people on the issues faced by the growing and diverse community. "There's such a lack of education on the issues and the barriers that trans identified folks face," said Francisco Cortes with...
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Philadelphia Eagles' safety Malcolm Jenkins walks away after giving a television interview following an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-on-Thames suburb of south west London, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Matt Dunham
October 26, 2018 - 12:53 pm
By Zac Boyer, Associated Press SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice. Jenkins, the face of the Players' Coalition...
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