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Upcoming Events

February 22, 2018
February 23, 2018
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    February 23, 2018 @ 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.

  • Pan Africa & Pan Asia: A World United For Humanity

    February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am

    Church of the Advocate 1801 W Diamond St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121

    We will celebrate the unity of the darker nations with art, music and poetry, as well as a symposium. The panels for the symposium will be based on some of W.E.B. Du Bois' most profound works: Black Reconstruction, The World and Africa, and Dark Princess.

    For more details and updates, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/178554932884307/">Facebook event page</a>.

February 24, 2018
  • 22nd Schomburg Symposium: Does Violence Have Color?

    February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N 5th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133

    Now in its 22nd year, the Schomburg Symposium is an annual conference dedicated to Afro-Latino history and culture. This year’s symposium, "Does Violence Have Color?" considers the multiple aspects and facets of violence as the perpetration of these acts relates to race, power, and socio-economic structures.

    For more details, see the <a href=""http://tallerpr.org/2018/01/09/22nd-arturo-a-schomburg-symposium/>event page</a>.

  • SEIU #Resist Right To Work

    February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    215, 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Hosted by 32BJ SEIU.  The "Right To Work" Janus bill is an attack on our unions, jobs, and communities--show up to #Resist!  

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • The Backpack event for homeless

    February 24, 2018 @ 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.

  • Join the Movement for Democracy in Germantown!

    February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    USG-Unitarian Society of Germantown 6511 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

    Hosted by March On Harrisburg.   Interested in getting more involved in the fight to #endPAcorruption and restore democracy in Pennsylvania? Join us for an evening of speakers and organizing to learn how to participate in the struggle. 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/136849627002367/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Pan Africa & Pan Asia: A World United For Humanity

    February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am

    Church of the Advocate 1801 W Diamond St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121

    We will celebrate the unity of the darker nations with art, music and poetry, as well as a symposium. The panels for the symposium will be based on some of W.E.B. Du Bois' most profound works: Black Reconstruction, The World and Africa, and Dark Princess.

    For more details and updates, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/178554932884307/">Facebook event page</a>.

February 25, 2018
February 26, 2018
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    February 26, 2018 @ 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.

February 27, 2018
  • Tuesdays with Toomey

    February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    8 Penn Center, 1628 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

    Weekly meeting with Senator Toomey’s local office; topics vary from week to week. Sponsored by PSN Philadelphia.

    For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

  • Fighting to Stay in our Communities: Organizing strategies in housing

    February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Old First Reformed United Church of Christ, 151 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Join with neighbors, community members and other activists as we discuss and share strategies of how communities around Philadelphia are working to stay strong in the face of rampant development and gentrification. Facilitated by Michaela Pommells, we will have neighborhood organizations participate in an interactive panel discussion about ways that they are organizing to keep people in their homes and how going forward we can continue to keep our city vibrant and diverse.

    For more details, see the Eventbrite event page

February 28, 2018
  • Treading on Toxicity: Philadelphia's Lead Soil Contamination

    February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121

    Dr. Cynthia Hall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at West Chester University.   Philadelphia has a lead problem but it isn’t in our drinking water—it’s in our dirt. Lead has been in Philadelphia soil for a while, stemming from the city’s long industrial history. Recently, however, a building boom has been churning up and spreading around soil containing hazardous levels of lead, which is a known neurotoxin with debilitating effects on children. How did lead get into our soil? How do we measure it? And, what role can scientists play in activism and social justice around lead contamination? 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event">Facebook event page</a>.

March 1, 2018
March 2, 2018
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    March 2, 2018 @ 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.

March 4, 2018
March 5, 2018
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    March 5, 2018 @ 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.

March 6, 2018
March 7, 2018
  • Sierra Club Southeast PA Group Exec Committee Meeting

    March 7, 2018 @ 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

    March 7, 2018 @ 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!

March 8, 2018
March 9, 2018
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    March 9, 2018 @ 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

    March 9, 2018 @ 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.

March 11, 2018
  • Solidarity Sundays

    March 11, 2018 @ 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

    March 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    4420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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

    March 11, 2018 @ 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

March 12, 2018
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    March 12, 2018 @ 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.

March 13, 2018
March 15, 2018
March 16, 2018
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    March 16, 2018 @ 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

    March 16, 2018 @ 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.

  • Death, Writing, Race, and Freedom

    March 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

    Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning Novelist and Essayist. KEYNOTE ADDRESS "IMAGINING THE RACED SPACE OF FREEDOM: SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF THADIOUS M. DAVIS" Presented by the Departments of Africana Studies and English.

    For more details, see the event page.

March 18, 2018
March 19, 2018
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    March 19, 2018 @ 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.

March 20, 2018