Events and Projects

BLM - Philly is involved in numerous projects -- either in collaboration with other organizations or internally run -- that focus on the black community. Of these projects, some will occur throughout the year or on a yearly basis.

 

Projects

 

Events

 




ONGOING PROJECTS



 
 

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund

In May 2017, BLM Philly joined other Philadelphia organizations including the #No215Jails Coalition, Media Mobilizing Project, Sankofa Community EmpowermentFrontline Dads, and Philadelphia Student Union, to raise money to bail out Black women and caregivers in time for Mother’s Day as part of the national Black Mamas Bail Out.

The national effort was started by Southerners on New Ground (SONG) with the aim of liberating Black women in the South and ending money bail. The Philly Mama’s Day Bail Out raised nearly $60,000 in one week, enabling us to bail out 13 women on Mother’s Day.
 

We are still bailing out women today. The Mama’s Day Bail Out morphed into the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, a community led and invested fund open to all people imprisoned in Philadelphia simply because they are too poor to post bail. Learn more about the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund at PhillyBailout.com.

 
300000

Amount Raised


 
 
 


Aiyana’s Dreams and Day of Action

 


Aiyana’s Dreams is an annual campaign in May hosted by BLM Philly that honors, recognizes and remembers Aiyana Stanley-Jones who was killed by the Detroit Police Department Special Response Team on May 16, 2010 while she slept on her grandmother’s couch.

Aiyana’s Dreams includes a social media campaign and lesson plan for educators. The effort culminates in a day of action. The campaign has been implemented since the chapter’s founding in 2015. Learn more about Aiyana’s Dreams at aiyanasdreams.com.
 

 
 
 
 



PAST EVENTS (2017)



 

Jan: Solidarity Forum Speed dating
Jan-May: West Philly HS Water Crisis Campaign
Feb: Community College of Philadelphia (CCP)
Feb: Black Trans HerStory Month Event
Feb: Black Momentum Training
Mar: University of Pennsylvania Art and Activism Forum
Mar: Black TransWomen Forum
May: Black Healing Matters
May: Justice Matters Forum
May: Day of Action for Aiyana Jones
May: Mama’s Day Bailout
May: Community Bail Fund Campaign
May: Mastery Charter School Black Liberation Day
May: Colours LGBT POC Panel
June: New Member Orientation
June: Expungement Clinic
Aug: Impact Forum
Aug: Witness to Hunger Community Block Party
Aug: Whose Streets? Screening
Aug: BlackStar Film Festival Screening
Aug-Nov: Coalition to Elect Just DA
Sept: Black Male Educators for Social Justice "Suit Up, Show up"
Oct: Lupus Walk
Nov: Attic Youth Visit
Nov: Bail Fund City Council Hearings
Nov: TurnUp to Bailout
Dec: Mastery Charter School Workshop
Dec: Arcadia University Panel, “Nonviolence in Violent Times”
Dec: Campaign to Bring Mumia Home Panel