Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Dropping Science

Join us next Tuesday to hear the best-selling author and inspirational orator hold forth on his new book, Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America, in a conversation with Citizen contributor Dr. James Peterson

By Larry Platt

Let’s Say Black Lives Mattered

A Penn professor and novelist on what life would be like if we could see the sacred in each other

By Lorene Cary

Guest Commentary: How To Keep Kids In School

A Boys’ Latin social worker on how boosting attendance in school means changing how we approach the problem

By Kenneth Bourne II

The Color of Coronavirus: Engines for Misery in the Racial Pandemic

We know that people of color suffer more from Covid-19. A Philly-born researcher makes the case that racism makes the pandemic worse for everyone

By James Peterson

The Color of Coronavirus: Racial Equity Rapid Response Teams

Some cities have deployed dedicated teams to combat the racial disparities exposed and exacerbated by Covid-19.

By James Peterson

Guest Commentary: Tackling Illiteracy

The first-ever virtual Freedom Schools Literacy Academy models liberation education—and gets results

By Sharif El-Mekki

Ideas We Should Steal: The Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable

Well before this summer’s racial awakening, civic leaders in Buffalo came together to not only talk about race, but work on real systemic change. Is it a model for other cities?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: Swap Columbus Day for an Election Day Holiday

The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, cancelled the out-of-step holiday in favor of one much needed. We should do that in Philly, too.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy