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== “Good Jobs, Education, Healthcare: A Germantown for All”==
 
== “Good Jobs, Education, Healthcare: A Germantown for All”==
Accoding to [[Myke Simonian]], writing in the the [[Peoples World]], in January 2018,  about twenty residents turned out for a panel discussion titled “Good Jobs, Education, Healthcare: A Germantown for All.” The discussion featured three representatives from Germantown’s Black community: Victoria Greene, Executive Director of E.M.I.R. ([[Every Murder is Real]]); [[Ted Stones]], community activist and [[Democratic Party]] committeeperson; and Dr. [[Sheri Faulkner-Davis]], Senior Program Director of the [[Center for Innovation in Worker Organization]] at [[Rutgers University]]. The event was moderated by poet and [[Communist Party USA]] member [[Irving Jones]].
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Accoding to [[Myke Simonian]], writing in the the [[Peoples World]], in January 2018,  about twenty residents turned out for a panel discussion titled “Good Jobs, Education, Healthcare: A Germantown for All.” The discussion featured three representatives from Germantown’s Black community: [[Victoria Greene]], Executive Director of E.M.I.R. ([[Every Murder is Real]]); [[Ted Stones]], community activist and [[Democratic Party]] committeeperson; and Dr. [[Sheri Faulkner-Davis]], Senior Program Director of the [[Center for Innovation in Worker Organization]] at [[Rutgers University]]. The event was moderated by poet and [[Communist Party USA]] member [[Irving Jones]].
  
 
Ms. Greene spoke of her organization’s work in supporting those who have lost family members to gun violence in the neighborhood. Over time, E.M.I.R. has developed into a leader on this front. In September, it hosted a conference on gun violence bringing in over 200 participants, including city council members and progressive State Senator [[Art Haywood]].
 
Ms. Greene spoke of her organization’s work in supporting those who have lost family members to gun violence in the neighborhood. Over time, E.M.I.R. has developed into a leader on this front. In September, it hosted a conference on gun violence bringing in over 200 participants, including city council members and progressive State Senator [[Art Haywood]].
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Stones continued, “We need a new, Left, Black leadership. Our current leaders have failed our community. We need to figure out how to unite our diverse, Black community to fight for real power.”
 
Stones continued, “We need a new, Left, Black leadership. Our current leaders have failed our community. We need to figure out how to unite our diverse, Black community to fight for real power.”
  
Audience member [[Seth Anderson-Oberman]], political director of the American Federation of Teachers for New Jersey, pointed out that while Germantown is statistically poor, it is home to many local organizations, from churches and mosques to block organizations and civic groups. “Why don’t we take that energy and build a campaign to organize the workplaces in our neighborhood?” <ref>[https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/northwest-philadelphians-say-good-jobs-now/ Peoples World, Northwest Philadelphians say: Good Jobs Now!
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Audience member [[Seth Anderson-Oberman]], political director of the [[American Federation of Teachers]] for [[New Jersey]], pointed out that while Germantown is statistically poor, it is home to many local organizations, from churches and mosques to block organizations and civic groups. “Why don’t we take that energy and build a campaign to organize the workplaces in our neighborhood?” <ref>[https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/northwest-philadelphians-say-good-jobs-now/ Peoples World, Northwest Philadelphians say: Good Jobs Now!
 
January 18, 2018 2:52 PM CST  BY MYKE SIMONIAN]</ref>
 
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Irving C. Jones is Philadelphia chair, National Union of Writers.

African American Equality Commission

In July 2015, Members of African American Equality Commission Communist Party USA FaceBook group included Irving C. Jones

Closed working group for the African American Equality Commission of the CP USA. This is a space for members of the commission to brainstorm, communicate, and work through ideas between official meetings.[1]

“Good Jobs, Education, Healthcare: A Germantown for All”

Accoding to Myke Simonian, writing in the the Peoples World, in January 2018, about twenty residents turned out for a panel discussion titled “Good Jobs, Education, Healthcare: A Germantown for All.” The discussion featured three representatives from Germantown’s Black community: Victoria Greene, Executive Director of E.M.I.R. (Every Murder is Real); Ted Stones, community activist and Democratic Party committeeperson; and Dr. Sheri Faulkner-Davis, Senior Program Director of the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization at Rutgers University. The event was moderated by poet and Communist Party USA member Irving Jones.

Ms. Greene spoke of her organization’s work in supporting those who have lost family members to gun violence in the neighborhood. Over time, E.M.I.R. has developed into a leader on this front. In September, it hosted a conference on gun violence bringing in over 200 participants, including city council members and progressive State Senator Art Haywood.

In his comments, Stones pointed out that, “A young person does not kill another young person because they are better dressed or because of a girl. They do it because they hate themselves. Capitalism has taught our (Black) youth to hate themselves.”

Stones continued, “We need a new, Left, Black leadership. Our current leaders have failed our community. We need to figure out how to unite our diverse, Black community to fight for real power.”

Audience member Seth Anderson-Oberman, political director of the American Federation of Teachers for New Jersey, pointed out that while Germantown is statistically poor, it is home to many local organizations, from churches and mosques to block organizations and civic groups. “Why don’t we take that energy and build a campaign to organize the workplaces in our neighborhood?” [2]

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