Nijmie Dzurinko of the Poor People's Campaign of PA talks to WURD Radio about why she and others are organizing a national revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1968 call for economic justice—and why she believes the movement must be led by those who earn the least.
"Now a new program is trying to break that cycle by offering trauma therapy to children living or attending school in parts of North Philadelphia. Run by the Joseph J. Peters Institute (JJPI), a Philadelphia leader in trauma research and treatment, the program is free to children aged 3 to 18, regardless of parents’ insurance."
“Every year, hundreds of kids are kicked out of suburban Philadelphia school districts for residency fraud. Maybe even thousands. This little-discussed corner of the K-12 world contains so many of the issues that shape education in Pennsylvania today.”
“Before I came here, I was scrambling to figure out where I was going to get money from to take care of my son. They offered me a full-time job, benefits, and a nice pay rate. I’m finally comfortable.”
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