Human Relations Commission
Members of the Swarthmore Human Relations Commission:
Melissa Kennedy, Chair (e-mail: email@example.com)
News Flash! First Indigenous People's Day Celebration!
Indigenous People's Day is being observed for the first time in Swarthmore on Friday, September 25th, 2020. There will be an outdoor celebration for both the Swarthmore and Rutledge communities at Rutledge Borough Hall (212 Unity Terrace) starting at 5 pm that evening.
The event is being organized by Rutledge Councilperson Heidi Sentivan and SRS 5th grade teacher, Liz Corson, along with her former students who successfully advocated for both Boroughs to establish the holiday. There will be socially distanced children's activities, special guest Tyrese Gould Jacinto from the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Tribe. Mayors from both Boroughs will be present to read the resolutions passed by the governing bodies last year establishing the holiday.
Making a Homeplace: Stories from the Historically Black Neighborhood of Swarthmore. Click here to view this project from Swarthmore resident Jeannine Osayande, sponsored by People's Light.
Swarthmore Public Library
Free Library of Philadelphia
Selected reading from the Rainbow Roundtable-American Library Association:
https://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/archives/1331 (kids and teens)
LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History from the National Park Service.
Lambda Legal: national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
History pin-lgbtq America
Virtual Pride Events
Philly-area LGBTQ advocacy and support organizations: