Events

If the pen is mightier than the sword, what does that make 140 characters on Twitter? What happened to civil and respectful discourse, and what can be done to redirect the conversation.
Even the best care won’t work if the patient can’t get to treatment. What’s a patient to do when care is only miles away, but there is no reliable transportation to get there? This panel discussion will look at the...
This interactive workshop is like a Poetry slam for pitching new ideas for social change in areas such as urban revitalization, homelessness, healthy food access, social mobility, connecting the nonprofit community and other critical issues facing the Philadelphia region. Here’s...
The challenges facing Philadelphia and the nation are often the result of man-made policies and practices fueled by racial bias and structural inequality. Unfortunately, many of the solutions to those challenges also perpetuate these biases, for example, facial recognition software...
October 17, 2019
B. Franklin’s fellow B.FF (Founding Father), John Adams, once said, “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” Learn how one social entrepreneur is bridging the gap between excess and scarcity in Philadelphia by delivering excess food from grocery stores and...
Learn why one local non-profit is working to integrate social justice and equity into its organizational structure and how these changes can help eliminate internal economic, social, cultural, and geographic barriers.
October 16, 2019
In this short documentary MING Media’s Richard Patterson explores the coded language used to address the opioid epidemic and the racial inequalities in awareness and access to treatment in the African-American community. In contrast to the language used to discuss...
Working with donations from grocery stores, retailers, restaurants, caterers, and universities, Philly Food Rescue utilizes a volunteer-based transportation network to save and redistribute surplus food donations non-profits throughout the city serving households in need, faith-based institutions, the public housing authority,...
Among major cities in the U.S., Philadelphia ranks highest in opioid overdose deaths. Each year, thousands of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) visit Philadelphia’s Emergency Departments. OUD is a medical condition, but too often, standard ED treatment fails to...
Episcopal Community Services, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Philabundance are working together to develop an innovative, integrated and measurable approach to lifting people out of poverty.  Panelists will discuss what brought their organizations to the table and the steps they’re...
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