End the Awkward: Modern Language & Etiquette For Talking To & About People With Disabilities … And What Not To Say : )

October is "Disability Awareness and Acceptance Month" and in accordance with this designation, H-CAN’s and Stand-up 4 Lower Merion’s (SU4LM) Disability and Accessibility Action Group along with Disability Equality in Education hosted "End the Awkward! Modern Language & Etiquette for Talking To & About People With Disabilities ... And What Not To Say ;)” on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Hope United Methodist Church in Havertown.

H-CAN Racial Justice Action Group Presents Diversity and Inclusion Report to School Board

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, H-CAN's Krista Malott circulated and spoke at the School District of Haverford Township school board meeting about the Racial Justice Group's report on racial tension in our schools and recommendations to combat it. H-CAN members came out to the school board meeting in force to support.

H-CAN Monthly November 18th Meeting (and Potluck): How to Keep Our Immigrant Communities Safe

H-CAN Monthly November 18th Meeting (and Potluck): How to Keep Our Immigrant Communities Safe

For the November 2018 H-CAN monthly meeting, the Immigration and Refugees group is once again partnering with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore to host a community-building event including 3 guest speakers and a potluck dinner. The speakers are from 3 different nonprofit organizations serving local immigrant communities.

H-CAN's Racial Justice Report in Philadelphia Inquirer

On September 26, 2018, the Philadelphia Inquirer published their article “Haverford Schools to face charges of racial harassment at public forum.” The article highlights the Diversity and Inclusion report that members of H-CAN’s Racial Justice group presented to the Haverford school board.

Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition Recognizes H-CAN for Educating the Haverford School District to Adopt the Welcoming Schools Resolution

As published in the September 6th Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) newsletter:

"In January, 2017 PICC released the Welcoming Schools Toolkit to provide students, parents, and community members with the information and tools they need to work with their schools to enact policies to ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status, are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment. We are excited to share that communities have been organizing, and making changes in their local schools…”

Theresa “Pussi Artist” BrownGold Discusses “Moving Toward Compassion: Healthcare as a Human Right” at Main Line Art Center

On May 17, 2018 H-Can’s Arts Advocacy Group presented Theresa “Pussi Artist” BrownGold’s discussion “Moving Toward Compassion: Healthcare as a Human Right” at Main Line Art Center. Through this portrait series, which began in 2008 prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, BrownGold explores healthcare in America as told through individual stories.

H-CAN Monthly Meeting: Race and Education Inequity

H-CAN Monthly Meeting: Race and Education Inequity

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, H-CAN's Racial Justice action group held a forum on Race and Education Inequity at H-CAN's monthly meeting. Speakers included Maura McInerney from the Education Law Center, Larry Feinberg from the Keystone State Education Coalition, Asheq Fazlullah and Nicole Johns from POWER, and Bonnie Koss from Social FUNdraising and Gatherings. 

Haverford OKs Rules to Make Schools More Trans-Friendly

On November 29, 2017, the Delco Times published the article "Haverford OKs Rules to Make Schools More Trans-Friendly" after the School District of Haverford Township voted unanimously to adopt a "new policy created for the purpose of protecting rights and meeting needs of gender expansive and transgender students." Members of H-CAN's LGBTQ+ action group had asked the school board to adopt the policy back in March 2017.

Haverford Introduces Policy to Protect Transgender Students

On November 10, 2017, the Delco Times published the article "Haverford Introduces Policy to Protect Transgender Students" after the School District of Haverford Township introduced a proposed School Board Policy 259 that would ensure "equity and non-discrimination for gender expansive and transgender students."