Social Justice

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Be sure to tune in on Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our EXCLUSIVE broadcast of Michelle Alexander’s April 30 keynote address at the Ending Mass Incarceration Conference, held at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.

In the wake of the murder of Freddie Gray, the city of Baltimore has experienced shock, anger, polarized protesting and, sadly and counterintuitively, destructive violence and looting. The violence and looting have been denounced as “senseless”… but what we are seeing is NOT senseless.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Senate Unanimously Passes Human Trafficking Bill After Long Delay, Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B, Officials clash over city-owned surveillance cameras,  Pa. to eliminate asset test for food stamps,  Students Involved In ‘Horrifying’ Brawl At Subway Stop In Philadelphia

As of late February, there were over 15,000 people in Philadelphia’s municipal prisons. Each of them represents lost tax revenue through wages, lost community cohesion through absence, and lost potential through what will likely happen to them upon their exit from the system.

De La Soul is my favorite hiphop group of all time. And as they near their 30th anniversary in the music business, they are rethinking their relationship with the creativity they love and seeking new collaborations and forms of expression to extend their storied career. I am watching and learning.

February 26 marked the Leeway Foundation’s opening night of art exhibit “Release: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration.” This riveting exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a subject that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should—women’s incarceration.

On February 28, 2015 – the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death – Arcadia University hosted “Letters to Trayvon” – the culminating event of an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation.

On February 28, 2015 – the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death – Arcadia University hosted “Letters to Trayvon” – the culminating event of an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation.

On February 28, Arcadia University hosted Letters to Trayvon – an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation. The interactive event featured an in-depth, moving conversation with Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin, led by WURD’s own Solomon Jones.


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