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September 19, 2017
  • Philly Says No to HUD Cuts!

    September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    To Be Announced

    Hosted by Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities. Join us on Tuesday during the National Renters Week of Action to show Ben Carson how Philadelphians feel about his war on the poor. As soon as we have a time and a location we will publish it on our Facebook event page.

  • Weekly meeting with Senator Toomey’s local office; topics vary from week to week. Sponsored by PhillyUP and Tuesdays With Toomey.

    For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

  • Lgbtqia March at City Hall

    September 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    This march is for any members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, for a cheerful celebration of pride!

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • City Lobby: Ethical Redevelopment

    September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Pipeline Philly 30 S 15th St, Fl 15th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

    oin us at Pipeline Philly for our monthly parlor for urban exchange in Philadelphia. This month will be led by Tayyib Smith & Akeem Dixon of Place Lab Chicago's Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series to share what they've learned from Theaster Gates & Co. about "mindful city-building" over the last year. How can we apply these principles to our work in Philly?

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • CLI Workshop: Self-care and Leadership

    September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4517, United States

    SPACE IS LIMITED. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to (1) explore components of self-management leading to deeper analysis of how you are and are not taking good care of yourself; (2) dentify and map out how to use self-care techniques to manage yourself better and still effectively lead, and (3) understand the brain and body connection to you emotions and why you need a break.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Rooted In Peace Screening with Q&A at Ritz Five

    September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Ritz Five: 214 Walnut St, Ritz Bourse: 400 Ranstead St, Ritz East:

    Filmmaker Greg Reitman's documentary ROOTED IN PEACE will screen for one night only. After the show there will be a Q&A with Barbara Simmons, director of The Peace Center and Yanni Maniates, meditation instructor at Inside-Out Journeys.

    For more details and ticket information, see the Facebook event page.

September 20, 2017
September 21, 2017
  • Philadelphia City Council Meeting

    September 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Cith Hall: 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Room 400 (4th Floor) Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Citizens can attend council meetings in person or view via livestream here.

  • Women of Fels Presents: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

    September 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Penn's Fels Institute of Government 3814 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Please join Women of Fels for an official screening of the film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry." Due to limited space, this event is open to current students only. This documentary focuses on the dramatic events of the feminist movement of 1966 to 1971. The incredible and often forgotten women who defined the movement dealt with issues that continue to affect today's policy and civil rights movements.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Philly CLUW's ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE Fundraiser #Event

    September 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    AFSCME DC 47 - 1606 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Auditorium

    You’re Invited to…THE PHILADELPHIA COALITION OF LABOR UNION WOMEN ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE. In honor of Heather Heyer and those injured in Charlottesville Va., who were protesting bigotry, racism and hate, the speakers and discussion at this event will focus on non-violent ways to stand up to the white supremacists, anti-Semites, and all hatemongers. Please join us and help us formulate strategies of resistance, power and hope.

    For more details and donation information, see the Facebook event page.

  • JOIN US for our next installment of Filmclusivity! We will be screening and discussing the critically acclaimed and Oscar winning film, "Moonlight"!We will follow the screening with a discussion on how LGBTQ+ youth of color are impacted with a greater degree of adversity when issues of race, sexuality, and gender identity all intersect.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Back to Business: Get Involved Happy Hour

    September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Ladder 15 Philly 1528 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

    Whether you want to run for one of 3,372 seats on the Dem City Committee, help flip a red house district in Northeast Philly, or make sure we keep the governorship, there are MANY ways to get involved in the year ahead. Come out, meet your active neighbors, and learn more!

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Recipes for Change with Catzie Vilayphonh

    September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Join multimedia artist Catzie Vilayphonh for a special evening of food and storytelling. This program, presented in partnership with the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and The Philadelphia Commission for Women, is part of Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week is an annual series of events where communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Civics On Tap: The Great British Breakup

    September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    National Mechanics 22 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

    This month Civics on Tap, along with the Constitution Center (yea we that fancy), will be discussing the Constitutional Convention - that particular bit of Philly history that gave us our most cherished governing document written by a bunch of old unshowered men - the Constitution!

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Fair Districts PA Bi-Monthly Conference Call

    September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Conference call: (641) 715-3580

    1st and 3rd Thursdays - conference call for updates, news, and Q & A. Visit the Fair Districts PA event calendar for access code and more details.

  • Homicide in America as a Public Health Crisis

    September 21, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    City Council Chambers, Philadelphia, PA

    Mothers in Charge invites you to stand with us along with the NAACP and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson as the City Council of Philadelphia puts forth a resolution about homicide in America as a public health crisis.

September 22, 2017
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    September 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    The Resistance Is On! Every Friday from 2-5 pm we'll be hosting community members who come together to organize and agitate for racial, environmental, and economic justice. Join us! We'll have info and materials for calls, email messages, letters, and/or postcards.
    We'll also have tea, toys for kids, and community.

  • Sanctuary in the Streets Vigil

    September 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    1337 E Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA

    Hosted by the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia. We continue to prepare in case of raids. We have 1800 citizens ready to respond. They have been collecting their Sanctuary in the Streets vests and information from our office. It is important for us to prepare ourselves both mentally and spiritually, so we invite you to participate in a 6 hour vigil.

  • Interfaith Shabbat: Turning Away From Hate, Turning Toward Each Other

    September 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Beth David Reform Congregation 1130 Vaughan Ln, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 19035

    Beth David Reform Congregation hosts our Christian brothers and sisters from St. Thomas, St. Christopher's, Gladwyne Presbyterian, and St. John Vianney to join us for an evening of solidarity and fellowship. All are welcome, whether or not you belong to a church or synagogue.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

September 23, 2017
  • The Backpack event for homeless

    September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    9th and Market Philadelphia, PA, 19107

    Please bring a bookbag with or 5-10 bags of food (brown paper bag lunches) and waters to hand out to homeless people. Most people make turkey sandwiches or peanut butter jelly sandwiches and a bag a chips . If you don't want to go out with us but would like to donate food/ bottles of waters we will be there from 12pm to 12:10 so you can drop your items off. Your donation would mean a lot to someone in need.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Criminal Record Expungement Eligibility Intake Clinic

    September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    3939 Warren St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4642, United States

    Do you or someone you know need their criminal record cleared? Come to this Know-Your-Rights training about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one expungement intake.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Philly Bi Visibility Rally and Health Fair

    September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Board Game Art Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

    Celebrate and support Bisexual Pride and the LGBT community in Philadelphia! The event is a rally to show the bisexual and LGBT presence in Philadelphia so bring signs and LGBT flags.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

September 24, 2017
September 25, 2017
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    September 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, 330 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

    ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. We are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action.

    We meet every Monday night (except major holidays) at Saint Luke's Church. We are in the basement. For more details, visit our website.

  • The Mask You Live In screening

    September 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Slought 4017 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Join Slought and the Men Can campaign of Lutheran Settlement House for an evening addressing some of the roots of violence in our society. Slought will be hosting a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's "The Mask You Live In" (2015) a documentary about the ways that boys and men are harmed by traditional gender socialization, and the violence that is promoted by it.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

September 26, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 28, 2017
September 29, 2017
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    September 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    The Resistance Is On! Every Friday from 2-5 pm we'll be hosting community members who come together to organize and agitate for racial, environmental, and economic justice. Join us! We'll have info and materials for calls, email messages, letters, and/or postcards.
    We'll also have tea, toys for kids, and community.

  • Third Friday Protest for Palestine

    September 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    1880 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

    Join us for our monthly 3rd Friday Protest for Palestine, where we gather to show our unconditional support for the Palestinian people under attack from US imperialism and Israeli Zionist genocide.

    For more details, visit the International Action Center Facebook page.

September 30, 2017
  • March To End Rape Culture 2017

    September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    The March to End Rape Culture will be a place to help raise awareness in the community about this problem and what we can do about it. It is also a supportive and empowering place for survivors who would like to speak out and find out about local resources.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • A Conversation For People Of Color In Education

    September 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Paul Robeson House 4951 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139

    Join this networking event to connect with other educators of color, and gather resources for your school. Featuring: Dr. Camika Royal, Assistant Professor Of Urban Education and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Education, Loyola University Maryland.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Fascism: What is it? Can it Happen here? Can it be stopped?

    September 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Wooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    Hosted by Refuse Fascism Philly and RefuseFascism.org. If we are to defeat the fascist consolidation of power that we are witnessing in this historical moment, we need to understand the depths of whats happening. Join us and dig into what this means, and the implictions for what is to be done about it.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

October 1, 2017
October 2, 2017
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    October 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, 330 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

    ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. We are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action.

    We meet every Monday night (except major holidays) at Saint Luke's Church. We are in the basement. For more details, visit our website.

  • The Will to Change: a group for men to explore masculinity

    October 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    A book group this fall for men to explore, unpack, and perhaps reshape our ideas of masculinity and how we live our lives as men in modern America. In this six week discussion group, we’ll take up bell hook’s book "The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love" as a jumping off point to closely examine patriarchy in our culture, and how we might move through such a dysfunctional social structure to emerge with fresh insights on our own lives.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

October 3, 2017
October 4, 2017
  • Claiming Our Seats

    October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Booker's Restaurant and Bar 5021 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

    Would you like to connect to other civic-minded women/femmes or looking for more ways to get involved in politics by donating to candidates, learning how to run for office, or volunteering on a campaign? Join First Degree Consulting for Claiming Our Seats, a networking event highlighting She Can Win and Represent! PAC, two organizations focused on supporting women in political leadership.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Sierra Club Southeast PA Group Exec Committee Meeting

    October 4, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    CityCoHo, 2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

    SPG Executive Committee meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. Members and non-members of the Sierra Club are welcome. To join the meeting by phone, call 866-501-6174, then enter the code 100 4 100#

    For more details, visit the chapter page.

  • Philly For Change Monthly Meetup

    October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Tattooed Mom, 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

    Where Philly progressives unite to meet candidates and plot progressive change. Our popular MONTHLY MEETUPS are FIRST WEDNESDAYS at 7pm, upstairs at TATTOOED MOM, 530 South Street, where we enjoy food and drink specials. See you at T-Mom! Cheers!

October 5, 2017
October 6, 2017
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    October 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    The Resistance Is On! Every Friday from 2-5 pm we'll be hosting community members who come together to organize and agitate for racial, environmental, and economic justice. Join us! We'll have info and materials for calls, email messages, letters, and/or postcards.
    We'll also have tea, toys for kids, and community.

  • Emily Carris: Reclaimed

    October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Art Dept. 1638 E Berks St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

    Reclaimed is an art installation born out of search for self. As a transracially adopted black women raised in modern America my story is incomplete, riddled with gaping holes, a result of malicious neglect and the casualty of power, supremacy, domination, and shame.
    This work has been a backroom performance, as I learned new crafts imprinted with the legacy of my ancestors.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

October 7, 2017
  • Socialists Physical Self Defense Training Session 1

    October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    1333 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122-4603, United States

    This event is the first one in a series of a new program by Philly Socialists called "Holistic Self Defense". We will learn basic self-defense moves and how to stay out of harms way.
    Location is called "Philadelphia Self Defense".

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Pearl Street Potluck

    October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    This year’s Pearl Street Block Party goes back to basics! We will present the working draft of the People: Power: Place cultural plan for Chinatown North and invite your feedback. Then join us for a community potluck and BBQ, with interactive artist projects including Social Practice Lab Artists-in-Residence Rachel Ishikawa’s “Chinatown Beats” and Yvonne Lung’s “Dish”.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Philly Trans March 2017

    October 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Kahn Park 1111 Pine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    Philly Trans March is not only a rally and demonstration, but also a revolutionary movement. Open to people of all gender identities, expressions, and experiences, Philly Trans March welcomes everyone to join in this MARCH TOWARDS EQUITY AND LIBERATION.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

October 8, 2017
  • Solidarity Sundays

    October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    RSVP to FB Page for location

    SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS (SolSun) is an inclusive, action-oriented, virtual + real life activist group. Our focus is a series of monthly house parties dedicated to empowering rad women (& the men who support them) to take anti-racist, feminist, progressive political action. We write letters, make phone calls, send emails, & amplify the actions of existing organizations fighting for justice, equity, & peace.

    Join the event at the Facebook group page.

  • Socialist Sunday Brunch

    October 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    4420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  • Outfest - National Coming Out Day 2017

    October 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Gayborhood 1200 Locust St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    Celebrate with The Montgomery County LGBT Business Council as the largest National Coming Out Day (NCOD) party in the world turns 26 in the heart of Philadelphia's Gayborhood!

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Philly InFormation - Mt. Airy, Kid-Friendly Solidarity Sunday

    October 8, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Mount Airy Moving Arts (MAMA), 6819 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119

    Write a postcard to your representatives! We will bring postcards and stamps and light snacks. You bring kids and friends. Stop by or play for the duration

October 9, 2017
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, 330 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

    ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. We are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action.

    We meet every Monday night (except major holidays) at Saint Luke's Church. We are in the basement. For more details, visit our website.

October 10, 2017
October 11, 2017
  • Men Can Rally

    October 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    1401 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States

    Men Can is a campaign to empower more men to speak out against Intimate Partner Violence in Philadelphia. The Men Can rally is a place to celebrate all of the work to prevent Intimate Partner Violence that has happened in Philly in the past year, and to especially recognize the efforts of one man who has played a powerful role in making our homes, neighborhoods and communities safer. This year that man will be Dr. Mario Cruz of Philadelphia FIGHT.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

October 12, 2017
October 13, 2017
  • Stay Woke: The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening

    October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017

    Increasing the number of Black male educators in our nation’s teacher corps will improve education for all our students, especially for African-American boys.

    Today Black men represent only two percent of teachers nationwide. This is a national problem that demands a national response.

    Come participate in the inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening to advance policy solutions, learn from one another, and fight for social justice. All are welcome.

    For registration and additional information, see the event page.

  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    The Resistance Is On! Every Friday from 2-5 pm we'll be hosting community members who come together to organize and agitate for racial, environmental, and economic justice. Join us! We'll have info and materials for calls, email messages, letters, and/or postcards.
    We'll also have tea, toys for kids, and community.

  • Philadelphia Photo League Monthly Meetup

    October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1315 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

    We are a group of photographers - based in Center City Philadelphia, committed to social change, and the advancement of Documentary Photography as an art form. The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events as well as see the work of fellow PPL'ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

    For more details and to RSVP, visit the Meetup group page.

October 14, 2017
  • Stay Woke: The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening

    October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017

    Increasing the number of Black male educators in our nation’s teacher corps will improve education for all our students, especially for African-American boys.

    Today Black men represent only two percent of teachers nationwide. This is a national problem that demands a national response.

    Come participate in the inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening to advance policy solutions, learn from one another, and fight for social justice. All are welcome.

    For registration and additional information, see the event page.

October 15, 2017
  • Stay Woke: The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening

    October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017

    Increasing the number of Black male educators in our nation’s teacher corps will improve education for all our students, especially for African-American boys.

    Today Black men represent only two percent of teachers nationwide. This is a national problem that demands a national response.

    Come participate in the inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening to advance policy solutions, learn from one another, and fight for social justice. All are welcome.

    For registration and additional information, see the event page.

  • Socialist Sunday Brunch

    October 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    4420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  • Philly InFormation - Mt. Airy, Kid-Friendly Solidarity Sunday

    October 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Mount Airy Moving Arts (MAMA), 6819 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119

    Write a postcard to your representatives! We will bring postcards and stamps and light snacks. You bring kids and friends. Stop by or play for the duration

October 16, 2017
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, 330 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

    ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. We are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action.

    We meet every Monday night (except major holidays) at Saint Luke's Church. We are in the basement. For more details, visit our website.

October 17, 2017
October 18, 2017
  • Woke & Well-Read Book Club

    October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    Woke & Well-Read is a new book club starting this fall, facilitated by Jamila Latham. Our space will be open and respectful and also unafraid of the heated passions that arise when confronting issues faced by African American communities. The book club is open to everyone, and rooted in Black culture.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.