Fels Racial Equity and Social Justice Conversation Series - Councilmember Maria D. Quiñones Sánchez

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Information: 

Please join Fels for a virtual conversation with Councilmember Maria D. Quiñones Sánchez.

Councilmember Maria D. Quiñones Sánchez is a veteran activist with over 30 years of service to the City of Philadelphia, now serving her fourth four-year term representing the 7th District. She chairs Council’s Committees on Appropriations and Education and co-chairs Council’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction & Prevention.

As appropriations chair, Maria advocates for transparency and fiscal accountability and has authored progressive tax reform to support small and sustainable businesses and manufacturers to create jobs. Her policy agenda dedicated to “Keeping People in their Homes” combines investments and support for vulnerable homeowners with innovative and diverse strategies to build affordability.

Representing Kensington, hard hit by the opioid crisis, she advocates for reforms to expand access to treatment and investments in residents’ public safety and quality of life.

Maria grew up in Hunting Park and now resides in Norris Square with her husband, Tomas Sánchez. They are parents to Edgar and Tomasito and grandparents to Jace Antonio and Romeo Esteban.

About the series:

The Fels Racial Equity and Social Justice Series, led by Fels alum Matt Stitt, is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives on how public policy impacts racial equity and social justice. The series will include conversations with elected officials, policymakers, and public sector leaders to examine how policy, legislation, and practice can further racial equity and social justice goals. Fels is proud to offer these important conversations to Fels students and alumni, the entire Penn community, and members of the public.


Zoom - A link will be emailed to registrants on the morning of the event.


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