Calling all students interested in taxes and social jsutice!

Posted by on January 10, 2003

Calling all students interested in tax (in)equity and social justice! A collective of Philadelphia city government officials, community lawyers, educators and organizers has formed to present a conference: “Social Justice and Tax Inequity in Philadelphia.” We’re gathering at the Arch Street Meeting House at 4th and Arch on the 28th of February.

Students are needed to facilitate break-out sessions with small groups of conference attendees. Each session group will be free to pursue issues of the conference as they see fit, and the goal of each session should be to come up with recommendations to be presented at the end of the conference during a plenary session. These recommendations will then be passed on to the new city tax commission, which will meet in the spring.

Participating students will be given a valuable packet of articles and drafts of legislation for their review, however no prior knowledge of tax issues is required. This is simply a great opportunity for students interested in learning about labor issues, taxation, social justice, community problem-solving to come out and work with folks who have made this their life’s work. PHENND’s Bonner students will be eligible to receive training hours for conference participation and service hours for session facilitation. As well, lunch will be provided.

Please join us in telling our city government what effects our current taxes have on our neighbors! Call Rachel Aldins at PHENND for more information: 215.573.2379 or e-mail:

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