Within the first week, our Make it Right PHL group grew to over 1,300 members. Beyond sharing events, articles, and resources, some amazing projects started emerging from the connections folks made! Below, you'll find just some examples of those - including a free downloadable Philly Says No to Hate poster; a monthly Book Club and suggested reading list that was born of a discussion in the group; a public art project at the City Hall subway station; and tools for having difficult conversations around race, social justice, and the election. Check back frequently, as this page will be updated as projects naturally emerge in our community.
Indivisible Guide is an excellent resource for those who are ready to resist the Trump Agenda. It contains an invaluable Practical Guide, a Group Leader Toolkit, and an Action Calendar.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE "PHILLY SAYS NO TO HATE" POSTER
In our Make it Right PHL group, we share resources, articles, ask thought-provoking questions, and engage in respectful and challenging discussion with one another around topics pertaining to social justice, civic engagement, being allies, fighting systemic oppression, and more. This poster was inspired by one such discussion around door signs showing solidarity with oppressed groups - MIRPHL member Ben Waxman took it upon himself to have these designed & printed, and they are currently being distributed at various sites throughout Philadelphia. He has kindly made the PDF available here for anyone who would like to print their own. Thank you, Ben!
Philadelphia Area Businesses Owned by Women & Minorities
Ali’s Wagon | 2017 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia | Diverse inventory of bath & body products, jewelry and accessories, stationary, clothing, children's items, and more
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse | 2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia | A place for comic book fans, hardcore gamers, movie addicts, television connoisseurs, and zombie apocalypse survivalists to meet, and with their powers combined, change the world a little bit.
Anastasia's Antiques | 617 Bainbridge Street Philadelphia | Furniture, jewelry, lighting, curiosities and more
Animedic Veterinary Clinic | 102 Jamestown Ave, Philadelphia | Veterinary clinic and animal hospital
Art Star | 623 N 2nd St, Philadelphia | Gallery-like shop selling handmade clothing, accessible fine art, jewelry & home accessories.
Ayuvia | 500 Evergreen Dr #22, Glen Mills | Holistic health services (nutrition, massage, acupuncture, etc.)
B2 | 1500 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | Coffee, smoothies & homestyle fare with vegan-friendly & gluten-free options.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore | 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia | Specialize in progressive and multicultural titles of interest to Philadelphians in general and Mt. Airy-ites in particular
Black and Brew | 1523 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia | Neighborhood cafe that serves breakfast and lunch
Blendo | 1002 Pine Street, Philadelphia | Chaotic and charming collection of furniture, plus ceramics, handbags, clothing, jewelry and stationery
Bog Berry Dryer Balls | Online | Grab a new set of Bog Berry Dryer Balls to put a big dent in drying time & reduce the good 'ol electric bill, soften laundry (without chemicals) and have fun doing it.
Buddha Babe | Online | With local stockists style and comfort your little one will drool over
Bus Stop Boutique | 727 S. 4th St Philadelphia | Shoes and handbags, hard-to-find designer label styles
Children's Book World | 17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford | Independent, full-service children’s bookstore featuring a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and exciting events
Cloth | 1605 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | Natural parenting store with a focus on cloth diapers, baby carriers, responsibly made toys, organic skin care & more!
Cricket Lane Studio | Online | Local artist and she has a special collection of mugs with the proceeds benefiting PP
Curious Clay | Online | One-of-a-kind clay objects for life, home, garden
Cynergy Hair Studio | 1527 South Street, Philadelphia | Innovative hair studio
Daisy May Handmades | Online | Crochet home and gifts
Division IV | 1632 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia | Wares to complement the Philadelphia urban lifestyle, from utilitarian kitchen items and decorative items to small furniture and wall decor
DL Tax Consultants | 1420 Walnut St #1207, Philadelphia | Specializes in Tax Preparation for Individuals and Businesses
Duross & Langel | 117 S 13th St Philadelphia | Philadelphia's original on-site hand made, natural bath and skin care products. full service hair salon and barber shop. workshop production studio.
El Quetzal | Chestnut Hill & Ardmore | Clothing, accessories, and gifts
Ella Vanilla Cake Supply | 7922 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia | Everything you need for holiday baking and also offers classes and private decorating parties
Essen Bakery | 1437 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | Jewish-style bakery offering breads, cakes, cookies, sandwiches & coffee.
Everlaser | Online | Design and fabrication of home and wedding decor, custom signage, and more
Evolution | Media/Delco | Focus on health and empowering people of all backgrounds, with a heavy focus on women's independence and strength
Eye's Gallery | 402 South St, Philadelphia | Colourful tri-level bazaar offering Indian & Latin American folk art, jewelry & handmade gifts.
Faberie | Online | Yarn work, bead work, and pattern design
Fason De Viv | 228 Arch St, Philadelphia | Local entrepreneurs trying to change the world through fashion
Franklin and Poe Trust Company | 1817 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia | Minority-owned and sells all American Made clothing and other goods.
Germantown Kitchen Garden | 215 E. Penn St, Philadelphia | Fresh, delicious, beautiful, organically grown vegetables, herbs, and garden plants
Hand in Hand Soap | Online | With local stockists locally owned, fair trade, try the sugar scrub; for every product purchased, Hand in Hand donates one bar of soap and one month of clean water to children in need.
Harry Merrill & Son Jewelers | 124 S. 8th Street | LGBTQ+ friendly independent, family owned jeweler since 1954
Hidden River Yarns 4538 Main St., Manayunk source for yarn and handcraft classes
Honest Alchemy | Online | With local stockists sustainable textile and accessory design company that uses 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments
Jet Wine Bar | 1525 South St, Philadelphia | World-wide wines by the glass or bottle, plus cocktails, small plates & brunch.
Kayuh Bicycles | 1900 W Girard Ave Philadelphia | Minority owned bike repair shop, and cafe, and they are committed to the community
Latitudes and Longitudes | 4325 Main Street, Philadelphia | Features handcrafted jewelry, a good variety of greeting cards, interesting bags, journals and much more
Lee's Hoagie House Northeast Philadelphia | Owner is a supporter of women's rights, manager is a member of PSN Philly
Liberty Bell Real Estate Agents | Jenkintown / Langhorne / Mount Laurel, NJ | Family oriented real estate brokerage
Lucy Baber Photography | Local family and baby photographer
Mama Beads & Baby Baubles | Online | Whimsical Jewelry for Women, Children & Teething Babies
Margo Hurst Design & Illustration | Online | Graphic Designer
Marvelista Studio | Online | Boutique that offers a carefully edited collection of authenticvintage and designer fashions, all at approachable price points
Minnow Lane | 2029 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia | Neighborhood provider of a wide variety of natural and organic products for children and young families
Mrs. PTB | Online | Ready to ship handmade gifts.
My Fair Trade Lady | 531 Station Ave. Haddon Heights, NJ | Handmade gifts from around the world
Narbeth Bookshop | 221 Haverford Ave., Narbeth PA | Independent, general interest bookstore with a forward-thinking attitude, smart selection, and a warm, inviting atmosphere
Neighborhood Potter | 2034 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia | We choose to make functional pottery because it enriches daily living
Nether Providence Soaps | Bryn Mawr Farmer's Market (Saturdays) | Mom, and scientist, making hand-made soaps (and other products); with natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and sustainable materials.
Nice Things Handmade | 1731 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia | Boutique/gallery featuring ceramics, jewelry,clothing, prints, accessories and art from indie artists near & far
Nottene | Online | Storytelling through drawing
NYL Skincare | Online | Completely all natural skincare made in small batches here in the USA. Vegan & cruelty free , gluten free, chemical free
Occasionette | 1825 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | One of the city's largest selections of independent cards and gifts
Omoi | 1608 Pine St, Philadelphia | Gift shop of driven by thoughtful design, affordability, and a good sense of humor
OneLove | 5524 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia | Compassionate, affordable health care for pets
Open House Living | 107 S. 13th St. Philadelphia | Designs that reflect modern urban living
Philadelphia Independents | 35 N 3rd St, Philadelphia | Boutique that features only handmade items from local artists and artisans.
Pineapple On Main | 4347 Main St, Philadelphia | Sourcing, supporting and showcasing products from local, ambitious artists.
Pollyodd | 1908 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | Distillery offering flavored limoncello made with local ingredients.
Rally Coffee | 701 S 7th St. Philadelphia | Rally is a neighborhood coffee shop, event space, co-working space, and creative agency in Bella Vista
Rational Designs Handmade | Online | Handmade cards, stationery, and paper goods
Resource Exchange | 1701 N 2nd St, Philadelphia | Nonprofit resource for used fabric, lumber, furnishings, craft items, office supplies & more.
Rhinoceros Toy Store | 301 Leedom St., Jenkintown
Sabbatical Beauty | Online | Boutique that offers small-batch, Korean beauty-influenced skincare
Select Shop | 41 S 3rd St, Philadelphia | An indulgent selection of must-have items for home comfort, gift giving, and personal style
Sift Bake Shop | 805 White Horse Pike, Haddon Twp, NJ | Delicious and creative baked goods
Snapdragon Flowers | 5015 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia | Magical and etherial botanical arrangements, decor and stylings for events and personal use.
So + So Patches | Online | Merit badges for grownups
Spit That Out! | Book by Paige Wolf The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt
Swag Boutique | 935 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA | Innovative kitchenware, home decor, and accessories for men, women, and children
Sweet Mabel | 235 Haverford Ave Narberth, PA | Local art, American craft and some fair trade. Unique handmade gifts for the home, accessories and jewelry.
Ten Air Studios | 413 116 Gay Street, Phoenixville | Handcrafted jewelry, baby items, herbal goods & foodstuffs, plus other sundry whimsies and delicious finds
Ten Thousand Villages | 1122 Walnut Street, Philadelphia | A non-profit social enterprise that partners with independent small-scale artisan groups, co-ops and workshops to bring their wares to market. Emphasizes fair trade, good working conditions, and eco-materials.
The Gnome Workshop | Online | Personalized children's books and gifts
The Little Apple | 4631 Main Street, Philadelphia | Small gift boutique featuring home decor, local art, jewelry, unique baby gifts and special greeting cards for every occasion.
The Parenting Center @ Ali’s Wagon | 2017 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia | Neighborhood resource for new and expectant parents in the Philadelphia area
The Wardrobe Boutique | 1822 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia | Recycled clothing store benefiting Career Wardrobe's mission of supporting women to work
This (Un)Scripted Life | Online | This UnScripted Life is a revolution that begins on paper and flourishes through practice. It is the place where hand lettered art and conscious living collide
Tildie's Toy Box | 1829 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | Focuses on toys that engage children in play through imagination, creativity, and exploration
Tselaine | 1927 Walnut St, Philadelphia | Destination for purses, hats, and inexpensive but imaginative jewelry and other accessories
U-Bee-Well | Stocklists in website | Lavender Honey lip balms, and made to order gifts such as beeswax candles, mists, tea blends and more
Verde | 108 S. 13th St. Philadelphia | Jewelry, accessories and gifts
VIX Emporium | 5009 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia | Unique and affordable gifts, all made by small American businesses, artists and craftspeople, mainly in the Philadelphia region
Volta Market | 1439 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | Wellness market focused on the concept making natural health and wellness products convenient.
Volta Naturals Philadelphia | Natural home and office cleaning service
Whipped Bakeshop | 636 Belgrade St Philadelphia | Artistic and delicious cupcakes, cakes and cookie
Yoga Habit | 1640 Fairmount Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia | Owned by a young woman who has been giving free yoga classes in the community center and community garden in the summer, and she is trying to also add children classes to make it whole family inclusive