The Forum on Justice & Opportunity connects volunteers, social change activists, and human service experts around solutions to the biggest challenges facing the region.

Each year, it mobilizes a network of citizens, practitioners, and city leaders who are committed to:

  • Changing the narrative on poverty, busting myths about those affected
  • Advancing evidence-based practices that increase economic mobility
  • Influencing our city’s systems in hopes of helping more of our neighbors move out of poverty for good

2020 Speakers

Featuring Vai Sikahema, NBC10

Jamila Harris-Morrison, ACHIEVEability; John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication; Omar Woodard, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia; Victoria R. Bennett, MHS, Episcopal Community Service; Keva White, LCADC, LSW, VIP Community Services, Inc.; Aminata Diallo, MS, MSSP, The Scattergood Foundation; Samantha Matlin, Ph.D., The Scattergood Foundation; Karen Schoellkopf, The Leap Fund; Ashley Putnam, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Sheila Ireland, PA Department of Labor and Industry; Michael O’Bryan, The Village of Arts and Humanities; Arley Styer, MSS, MLSP, Episcopal Community Services; Sidney R. Hargro, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia; Joe Pyle, MA, President, The Scattergood Foundation; David E. Griffith. Episcopal Community Services