I'm Walking the World with my colleagues at Routledge, Taylor & Francis to raise funds for Bread & Roses Community Fund. Will you support me?
Each year, Walk the World encourages colleagues in all locations to spend time together outside the office, to have fun, and to raise money for local organizations. This year we've chosen an organization doing important work in Philadelphia: Bread and Roses Community Fund. Here's their website: https://breadrosesfund.org/
About Bread and Roses Community Fund
Philadelphia-based Bread & Roses believes in change, not charity. They organize donors at all levels to support community-based groups in building movements for racial equity and economic opportunity for all. To date, their leadership has unleashed more than $13 million to flow to local grassroots groups taking collective action toward the liberation of all people.
About the name: “Bread and Roses” was the rallying cry for striking textile workers in 1912 in Lawrence, Massachusetts who won overtime pay and better working conditions.
The phrase comes from a poem by James Oppenheim published in 1911:
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes.
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!