Boy oh boy, are these girls ever busy.
Gal pals Janice Rael and Wendy Forbes are no strangers to Philly activism. Rael is vice president of Delaware Valley Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Forbes, meanwhile, is vice chair at Philly Family Pride. But after getting together and realizing they were meeting on more than just an every-so-often basis as local activists, they re-thought their game plan, took to Facebook, and called out to about 10 other activist leaders in the Philadelphia region.
The result is what they’ve dubbed, “The Summit.”
“It’s a totally new group,” Rael says. “We didn’t even intend to start an actual group; we just started meeting, and because we’re all activists, leaders, and Facebook friends, we go to the same events all day long and are members of similar groups. … We finally got together and said, ‘We have all this leadership power, and all of us are leaders within our own comunities, working on our own issues. Let’s pull together, combine our resources, and try to harness this grassroots energy.’” READ MORE