#MoreThanCode: Practitioners Reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity

Over the past 2 years, we have been research partners in this exciting investigation of technology for social justice.  The full report is now live and public at https://morethancode.cc    #MoreThanCode is a participatory action research report based on interviews, focus groups, and data analysis with 188 tech practitioners from across the U.S.A. The report […]

Facebook: The Fight For Net Neutrality is Not Over

PhillyCam’s Vanessa Maria Graber interviews Di Luong, MMP Research Fellow, about the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality. Di speaks about the importance of Net Neutrality in making sure that marginalized voices and stories don’t get overshadowed by corporate interests. They also discuss Di’s research in pretrial risk assessment algorithms used by the police and judges […]

The Leadership Conference Education Fund: The Use of Pretrial “Risk Assessment Instruments”

“For decades we’ve been told that we can fix bias in the system with science. But sentencing guidelines, predictive policing, body worn cameras, have all led to more bias in the system and a mass criminalization of Black, Brown, and poor people. We can end money bail and send far more people home without risk […]

A Vision for Our Future: 2018 MMP Community Building Dinner

 Registration is closed for this event Come together with movement leaders from around the city to honor our collective struggles, victories, and shared vision of a future where we all thrive.   The Community Building Dinner is a long running MMP tradition to bring together folks working across the movement in our region to break […]

Newsweek: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS RACIST YET COMPUTER ALGORITHMS ARE DECIDING WHO GOES TO PRISON

When Hannah Sassaman first heard that the city of Philadelphia was looking to use artificial intelligence to help judges determine whether someone accused of a crime should be released before trial, she didn’t know much about it or similar efforts underway in cities and states nationwide. But after years of working directly with communities of […]

Philadelphia Magazine: Without Net Neutrality, We Can’t Trust Comcast to Do What’s Right

In this article, MMP Policy Director, Hannah Sassaman writes about the fight to save net neutrality. She about the communities that protested in December 2017 before FCC’s vote to eliminate net neutrality, and the ongoing fight to reverse the elimination of net neutrality rules. Read the full article here: Without Net Neutrality, We Can’t Trust […]

Alex Wiles on the Importance of Net Neutrality

On December 15, 2017, long time MMP Media Maker Alex Wiles spoke outside the F.C.C. about the importance of net neutrality just before the F.C.C. voted to repeal net neutrality protections. Alex Wiles on the Fight for Net Neutrality Media Mobilizing Project and hundreds of our friends across the movement were in Washington D.C. yesterday to […]

Voices from the Philly Schools Unifying Neighborhoods Network

Young people, parents, school staff, and neighbors work every day to combat decades of top down decisions to dismantle public neighborhood schools. In this series, members of PhillySUN (Schools Unifying Neighborhoods) share their day to day work towards their visions for their schools and neighborhoods.  These stories lift up organizers in the broadest sense–those who […]

Bring Them Home – The Campaign to End Cash Bail in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia thousands of people spend weeks, months, or even years in jail waiting for a trail, because they can’t afford to pay their bail. The campaign to end cash bail is working to end this practice that targets the poor and splits apart families, especially in Black and Latino communities. Meet local residents who […]