Economic Mobility in West PhiladelphiaSession One: The Benefits CliffOctober 13, 20223:00PM – 4:30PM
Over the years, I, like many others, have collected groceries and clothing for the elderly and the impoverished, worked at food pantries, tutored underprivileged children, made meals for the homeless, and provided resources for those who are in temporary need of housing. Additionally, I have participated in courses on racism and anti-racism and written relevant articles for our parish in-house publications.
I find the annual Forum on Justice & Opportunity extremely valuable because it gives a larger context for ECS’s work in the Philadelphia area. Each year, national thought leaders come together to speak about their specific area of expertise, whether ending the benefits cliff or becoming aware of how words and phrases we take for granted negatively affect others.
On Friday, June 4, 2021, David Griffith, executive director and head coach of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), moderated a panel of regional workforce development professionals to discuss solutions to the workforce crisis.
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"The longest day must have its close—the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day."
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The verdict for Derek Chauvin reminds us how often the system has failed Black Americans, how many times the oppressor has gone Scot free. Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor. That seemingly endless list can never leave our minds, their names must not be forgotten.