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January 23, 2018
  • Tuesdays with Toomey

    January 23, 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.

  • How to Run for Committee Person in 2018

    January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Blackwell Regional Library Adult/ Teen Department 125 S 52nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139

    What will you learn?  -Where to start  -How to circulate petitions  -Where to get proper paperwork  -Dates and deadlines.  Workshop by the Millentials in Action's Civic Engagement Team.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/313962452425637/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Fair Districts PA - Northwest Philly - Working Group Meeting

    January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Intercommunity Action, Inc. 6012 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

    All are welcome at this meeting of the Northwest Philly Working Group of Fair Districts PA. Come be part of the discussion about how we are building people power and influencing our legislators in the fight for fair districts and a stronger democracy in Pennsylvania.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/315478522304866/">Facebook event page</a>.

January 24, 2018
  • Urban Life in the Era of Climate Change

    January 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Rainey Auditorium Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia

    Copresented by Wolf Humanities Center and Penn Program in Environmental Humanities.
    Ashley Dawson will speak about his newest book, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. Penn Sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen will provide a response and conduct a conversation about the environmental impacts of urbanization and gentrification, the increasing menace of urban flooding, and the emerging urban movements fighting for better forms of city living.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Tenant Rights Workshop

    January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library125 S 52nd St

    Are you a renter? Have you struggled with:
    - Issues with your landlord or rental property?
    - Threats of eviction?
    - Concerns about getting priced out of your rental unit?
    - Discrimination in finding housing?
    - Questions about your rights as a renter?

    Come out to this workshop with the Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN) and The Enterprise Center (TEC) to learn about your rights and how you can get help resolving problems. 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/724311477765742/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Planned Parenthood - Young Advocates’ Open House

    January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    1144 Locust St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    Come join the Young Advocates of Philly, the young professionals group of Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA (PPSP), for our very first open house! The Young Advocates’ group seeks to engage Philadelphians around reproductive health and rights work, inclusive of advocacy, fundraising and education efforts. 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/942272982595343/">Facebook event page</a>.

January 25, 2018
January 26, 2018
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    January 26, 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.

January 27, 2018
  • The Backpack event for homeless

    January 27, 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.

  • Philly DSA Medicare for All Canvas

    January 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Art Church of West Philadelphia 52nd Street and Webster, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

    Philly DSA is continuing its mass canvas program to talk to people across the city about Medicare for All. So far we have knocked on almost 2500 doors and gotten over 400 signatures.  Before we go out and canvass there will be a short training to help everyone become more familiar with what Medicare for All actually is and practice talking to people about it. So whether you’ve done a dozen canvasses or none at come help us connect with the working class to make healthcare a public good!

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/201736810377694/">Facebook event page<a>.

  • Reclaim Philadelphia - General Membership Meeting

    January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S 48th St.

    We'll be celebrating our recent victories and making endorsements for the 2018 elections. We've shown we are a force to be reckoned with in elections, and we've invited candidates for state and federal office to make their case directly to you, the members.

  • Know Your Rights Training

    January 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Neighborhood Bike Works 3939 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Hosted by Up Against the Law Legal Collective and Neighborhood Bike Works.  This training will discuss your rights during a police encounter. How can you assert your rights safely? How can keep yourself and your loved ones safe? Members of the Up Against the Law Collective will share information and stories on these questions, and more.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/318590541965500/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Ain't Nothing Radical About This: A Show Celebrating Women

    January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Creep Records Store 1050 N Hancock St, Ste 76, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

    A music and art show hosted by women, with all women, and/or pro-women empowerment artists and musicians!   All proceeds will be donated to "Women Against Abuse," a Philadelphia based charity that supports women and children in abusive situations. 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/524346357943122/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Prize-winning Cartoonists vs. T***p

    January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

    Join us for some belly-rumbling painfully-truthful laughing as we host two Fantagraphics cartoonists - Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Talnaes and Philly's own Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish). They'll both be sharing brand new books: Trump's ABC and And Then the World Blew Up.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/168341720440725/">Facebook event page</a>.

January 28, 2018
  • Socialist Sunday Brunch

    January 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    4420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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

    January 28, 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

  • Philly Organizing Meeting: Trump/Pence Must Go!

    January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Customs House Coffee 211 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

    Hosted by Refuse Fascism Philly and Refuse Fascism.  We welcome individuals and organizations from many different points of view who share our determination to refuse to accept a fascist America, to join and/or partner with us in this great cause. Bring friends, family, coworkers, colleagues of all kinds!

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/139957070031132/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion

    January 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    This event is a celebration of Black Trans Resilience and is an opportunity for LGBTQIA individuals to learn about Philadelphia's Black Trans History, Past and Present. The event will allow community members to connect with local leaders within local Trans communities, to better understand the life experiences of Black Trans individuals in our city and to challenge assumptions, prejudices and stereotypes. 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/510140329370288/">Facebook event page</a>.

January 29, 2018
  • Being Black in Philadelphia: We Choose to Stay

    January 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Terrace Room, Cohen Hall 248 S 36th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    This event will kick off a continual exploration, agenda setting and community action process focused on Philadelphia's Black/African Diasporic communities, neighborhoods and organizations. The goal is to develop a S.T.A.N.D. (Strategies * Tactics * Actions for * Neighborhood * Development) for who and where we choose to be in a city that seems to be sweeping us away!

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-black-in-philadelphia-we-choose-to-stay-tickets-42057979549?aff=efbeventtix">Eventbrite event page</a>.

  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    January 29, 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.

January 30, 2018
January 31, 2018
  • MLK Lecture in Social Justice: The State of Our Union

    January 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3615, United States

    Hosted by Center for Africana Studies UPENN.  Our 2018 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice will feature a discussion of topics related to the state of the country and the continuing struggle for social justice.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/1212829112182266/">Facebook event page</a>. 

  • Kickoff Meeting of the merged Indivisible Philadelphia!

    January 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square 1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

    Our guest speaker will be Billy Fleming, one of the original authors of the Indivisible Guide. We'll also have some updates on future actions for our group and some actions we can take at the event. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/1485091691558906/">Facebook event page</a>.

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

    February 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.

  • Philly Black Lives Matter Week of Action Kickoff

    February 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Maximum Levellounge 5118 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139

    Join educators, students, families, and community members from all over the city as we organize for racial justice in our schools across the country. On February 2 we will launch the 2018 Black Lives Matter Week of Action, happening in schools and cities nationwide!  This will be a great time to meet others participating in the week, think through your organizing plans for your school, pick up materials for your school, learn about curriculum and the week's events, and to get buttons, stickers, and t-shirts.

    For more details and registration information, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/176587959603791/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • The Philadelphia Negro - Past and Present

    February 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

    Join WURD Radio in partnership with the Barnes Foundation for our 2018 WURD Speaks speaker series!  Created in celebration of WURD’s 15th anniversary and W.E.B. Du Bois’s 150th birthday, the program explores The Philadelphia Negro, a sociological study written in 1899 by Du Bois. A panel led by scholar Anthony Monteiro will look at Du Bois’s findings then and discuss where Philadelphia as a black community is now.

    For more details and registration information, see the event page.

  • Those Who Talk Back - Opening Reception

    February 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition!  Aram Han Sifuentes’ Those Who Talk Back invites all to enter her interactive library, which houses the Protest Banner Lending Library, and U.S. Citizenship Test Samplers.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/152423072062515/">Facebook event page</a>.

February 3, 2018
February 4, 2018
February 5, 2018
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    February 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.

  • Immigration in Trump’s America

    February 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    La Salle University 1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141

    In light of uplifting Diversity and Globalism during the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, in the midst of Trump’s America, we must ask how can we continue to move towards a more racially just society.  After a screening of Precious Knowledge we will have a dialogue about the importance of Black and Ethnic studies for grades K thru 12. 

    For  more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/1952140088370108/">Facebook event page</a>.

February 6, 2018
February 7, 2018
  • It Takes a Village: Black Families

    February 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Martin Luther King High School 6100 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19138

    Hosted by Caucus of Working Educators.  Join our intergenerational conversation about schools, community, curriculum and more. Facilitator: Kendra Brooks.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/165735817488455/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Sierra Club Southeast PA Group Exec Committee Meeting

    February 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

    February 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!

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

    February 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.

  • Black Women: Suffering in Silence - Domestic Violence

    February 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    School District of Philadelphia 440 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

    Hosted by Caucus of Working Educators and Black Lives Matter Week of Action - Philly.  Come join this dialogue about the stigma and truth regarding domestic violence and sexual assault in Black and Brown communities.

    Find out about available services and programs in Philadelphia.

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/718218805048827/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Philadelphia Photo League Monthly Meetup

    February 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.

February 10, 2018
  • Philly DSA February General Meeting

    February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

    At General Meetings, the local assembles to hear reports from projects and committees, set local policy and work priorities, and to debate and vote on resolutions. The assembled membership is the ultimate decision-making body of the local, so participation is crucial.
    The general meeting is open to all, but you must be a member in good standing (have paid national dues) in order to vote.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Coffee and Politics: Why Courts Matter

    February 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Settlement Music School, 4910 Wynnefield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

    The Why Courts Matter Presentation includes:
    · The judicial nomination/confirmation process
    · Current happenings on federal benches in Pennsylvania
    · Lessons learned from recent fights for our federal courts and record obstruction
    · Strategies/Calls to Action that make a difference online and on the ground

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/159046044824847/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • Changing Ward Politics in Philadelphia Begins with You

    February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

    The internal politics of Philadelphia’s Democratic Party have been anything but democratic for far too long. A new generation of neighborhood leaders is determined to change that, and you can be part of this change!  Leading the conversation will be Karen Bojar, author of Green Shoots of Democracy within the Philadelphia Democratic Party, and John Kromer, a housing and development consultant who specializes in policy development for urban communities. 

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

  • Cornel West | Race Matters, 25th Anniversary Edition

    February 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free Library Author Events 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

    Lauded for his “ferocious moral vision and astute intellect” (New York Times), educator and philosopher Dr. Cornel West is the author of the National Book Award-winning Race Matters, a sea change discourse on race, justice, and democracy in America. 

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/1975784256028213/">Facebook event page</a>.

February 11, 2018
  • Solidarity Sundays

    February 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

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

    4420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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

    February 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

February 12, 2018
  • ACT UP Philly Weekly Meeting

    February 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.

  • West Philly - Newcomers Meeting

    February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Walnut Street West Library 201 S 40th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Fair Districts PA is a nonpartisan group of thousands of Pennsylvania residents. We are striving to make every vote count in our state by ending gerrymandering - the practice of legislators creating voting districts to give themselves an unfair advantage.  We can change this through legislation in Harrisburg and we need your help!

    For more details, see the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/200859627131782/">Facebook event page</a>.

  • JVP Philly Educational Salon/Discussion

    February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    4919 Pentridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3320, United States

    Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - Philadelphia.  Join JVP Philly to learn about two different ideological tendencies that are less-understood parts of the Israel/Palestine political conversation: a.) the Orthodox Jewish anti-Zionist movement, known as Neturei Karta and b.) a group of religious settlers who promote equal rights for Palestinians while holding fast to their belief in the necessity of Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

February 13, 2018
February 14, 2018
  • Reviving and Reviewing the "Race Film" | Borderline

    February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    International House 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Hosted by Wolf Humanities Center at Penn in collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and Lightbox Film Center. Borderline. Two couples’ lives become violently intertwined in this avant-garde feature depicting racism in a Swiss village. Paul Robeson stars alongside his wife, Eslanda Robeson, and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).

    For more details, see the Facebook event page.

February 15, 2018
February 16, 2018
  • On Fridays, We Fight Back!

    February 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

    February 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.

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

    February 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.

February 20, 2018
February 22, 2018