Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

National Pride March Philly

NATIONAL PRIDE MARCH (NOW A GLOBAL MOVEMENT)
"In Solidarity!"

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION: https://www.facebook.com/NationalPrideMarch/

ABOUT THIS EVENT: This is the local event to attend in Philadelphia, PA, for those that cannot attend the National Event. Let’s make this truly a “National Pride March” that spreads from coast to coast and shows solidarity through our Pride movement.

ONLY SOME OF THE ISSUES: Our LGBTQIA Community have been left out! Understand that this Rally and March's purpose will be to address the issues that matter in our community and present solutions. It is a stand to say that we have not won simply with "Gay Marriage", which is certainly under attack now. We are clearly not in a position to celebrate but a time to demonstrate the issues and the solutions to those issues. There are still Gay Bars that continue to be racist and are permitted to march in our parades, we are still fighting for trangender safety, we have banks that support devestating pipelines marching in our parades, our Trans Community is under fire, our QPOC community are in the middle of a violent world, Gay men and Lesbian women still cannot come out in the work place, and the leaders of our community have looked to money and what is in it for them instead of those of our family who are still struggling.

PRIDE, OUR DEFINITION: Being proud has nothing to do with seeing how much money we can make off of those in our community. We define it as a sense of dignity and satisfaction in connection with the public acknowledgment of our own sexualities. "Gay Pride", "LGBT Pride," and/or "Queer Pride" is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Will you stand with us?

IT'S RHETORICAL: How can we celebrate coming out and our pride when we are rejected services? How can we celebrate coming out and our pride when we are still not allowed to be who we are in the workplace? How can we celebrate coming out and our pride when we still have not won against the stigma that exists against us with our families, religious communities, and those who were supposed to be supportive of us. This is just a glance on the many problems that exist. We are here to bring new leaders into our community. What have our community leaders done for us?

NOTE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT MAKE IT TO DC: For those who can not attend the March in DC, we URGE all our community members, their families, friends, and allies to reach out to their local Pride organizations to help coordinate additional solidarity marches. Use these organizations to help bring your local communities together. The issues that face our community are not just national, but local as well.

PLAN OF ACTION: As time gets closer, we will have a more definitive plan. Our event is FREE.

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Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tax March Philly

The election may be over, but the question remains: what is Donald Trump hiding in his tax returns?

Activists across the country will be rallying on Tax Day, calling on Donald Trump to act transparently and release his tax returns.

This march isn't just about papers--it's about economic justice.

It's also about whether Donald Trump and the rest of the superrich are paying their fair share.

It's about how beholden our government-& our president in particular-are beholden to corporate interests & the superrich.

Most importantly, it's about how the superrich & corporations get more influence than We The People--especially people of color, women, immigrants, the queer/lgbt-identified, and workers.

So join us at Thomas Paine Plaza to stand up to unprecedented corporate greed in the White House. To quote the Denver march: we are the 1099 percent.

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Don't Get Wasted
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails with a Conscience: Don't Get Wasted

Join Repair the World for an evening of food, drinks, and interactive activities teaching about local organizations and what they are doing to combat waste in our city.

Participating organizations include Recyclebank, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, and others!

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Contact Jessica Herrmann and jessica.herrmann@werepair.org for more info!

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Philadelphia Progressives Kickoff & Social
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Philadelphia Progressives Kickoff & Social

Come join Philadelphia Progressives for a drink at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant (we will meet on the second floor). This will be a great time to meet other like-minded Philadelphians who want to promote positive change in our city. We’ll talk about the work we’ve been doing and invite you to join the movement to connect and support local progressive organizations and elected officials. We’re looking for people with all kinds of skills, so if you’re not sure how you can help, come to this event to find out more about what we’re doing and where you fit in!

Mission Statement:
Philadelphia Progressives is made up of a diverse group of community members whose mission is to organize area progressives and local groups with progressive goals to take action. We accomplish this by providing the information and opportunities to promote and advocate for progressive ideas and the passage of progressive policies that have a meaningful impact on a local, state, national, and international scale. We also work to connect organizations that have progressive goals with one another, in order to tie together communities with common interests. We do not condone violent action as a method to further progressive ideas. We are an independent organization, free from a particular party, and free from corporate interest and influence.

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Conshy Meeting - Mar. 23

  • 515 Harry Street Conshohocken, PA, 19428 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for our next organizational and planning meeting for Indivisible Conshy as we fight to protect the rights and economic interests of ALL Americans against the threats they currently face. We'll be meeting at the Conshohocken Fellowship House, 515 Harry St., in their Multipurpose Room.
We will have to pay a rental fee of several hundred dollars to use the room. Since we are not an official, registered organization yet, we are asking for donations to help pay for rental fee. Suggested donation is $3.
We are still in the organizing phase and are learning the ropes of the Indivisible Guide, which, as you may know, was put together by a group of former Congressional staffers as a how-to booklet that teaches people how to pressure their own members of Congress to steer the nation away from an agenda that hurts average Americans.

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Art Against Fascism

Kings, dictators, fascists? Not on our watch! Join the Philly Resistance Sunday, March 19, from 7-10 p.m. at Tattooed Mom for a celebration of creativity and a blow against thuggery. Buy a book and a poster, make a protest sign, and write letters to your reps. All proceeds from book / art sales go to the ACLU of Pennsylvania. It's win, win, win—you're gonna win so much you'll be tired of winning!

Entrance is free, but come with all your money to buy great work and support the ACLU of Pennsylvania!

Tattooed Mom will be donating 20% of the bar take during the event to the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

Ages: 21+

Artists Wanted!

We are looking for artists and authors to come and sell their works! All proceeds from sales will go to the ACLU of Pennsylvania. A political, satirical, or dystopian theme is encouraged but not mandatory. Art supplies for protest signs welcome. Let's fuel resistance and send a message!

To sign up please post in the event with your name (if different from Facebook), what you're bringing, a link to your website, portfolio, etc., and prices. Pictures are great! I will add you to the list. The primary display space at Tattooed Mom is the walls so please keep that in mind.

Artists who need to make prints / posters for this event, the fine folks at Fireball Printing have offered to aid the cause by giving us a discount. Email them at info@fireballprinting.com and mention Art Against Fascism.

They will need the paper type, dimensions, and a file that's sized for the size that it will be printed at 300 dpi. For useful information, including paper descriptions, check out the 'Resources' section of their website: https://fireballprinting.com/resources/

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Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Beyond Marches & Rallies: Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Practice designing inventive actions, and share ideas for creative, strategic tactics. High-school aged youth are welcome!

We've designed the training to:
- learn from local groups that have used creative actions to win on their issue
- practice generating tactics that frame our story and get the media's attention
- generate positive and powerful support from like minded folks attending and those passive allies watching from the sidelines
- explore what emotional blocks keep folks from trying tactics outside of their norm

The training team is set - join Matthew Armstead, Ryan Leitner and Max Ray-Riek. They'll share stories and explore theory about how to create new, innoviative actions that get attention and move issues forward!

Younger Youth! Same time, same place: come to a training for youth in nonviolent direct action. Designed for grades 2-8, but please reach out if you have any questions about how you can participate. Contact Ingrid Lakey, ingrid@audiomind.com. https://www.facebook.com/events/292125737871711/

These trainings are open for all who are ready for bold and grounded action for justice.

Childcare for younger children available: please email Katie at kathryn.rowlett@gmail.com if you will need it.
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This training is March 19th, 2-6pm at Friends Center.

It is part of a series of trainings in nonviolent direct action organized by EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), Training for Change and POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild). http://www.eqat.org/trainings

Upcoming:
Grounding For Civil Disobedience
April 2, 2-6pm
Friends Center
The struggle for justice is not a sprint. Learn more about what grounds us for the long haul, how to escalate, and how to keep your power in civil disobedience.

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Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Practicing Intersectional Feminism: A Discussion

  • 4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Philadelphia Intersectional Feminist Group will be discussing the article below, by Jarune Uwujaren and Jamie Utt, on practicing intersectional feminism. It's only a couple pages, so please read it before the event! The article proposes three ways of practicing intersectional feminism in our activism and our own lives: (1) self-reflect, (2) decenter your perspective, and (3) be willing to make mistakes. We'll discuss these principles together and break up into smaller groups.

Why Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional (And 3 Ways to Practice It)
http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/why-our-feminism-must-be-intersectional/
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AGENDA
11am Welcome
11:15 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 12:45 Break
12:45 - 2:00 Discussion & Community Announcements

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The Rotunda is easily accessible by public transportation.
- Market-Frankford Line
- Trolley Routes: 11, 13, 34 and 36
- Bus Routes 21, 42 and 40

PARKING
They recommend parking on 41st or 42nd or above, or locust or spruce streets. Street parking is free on Sunday. The Fresh grocer supermarket has garage parking too.

LOCAL PLACES
There are plenty of places near the Rotunda where you can grab coffee and snacks before the event.
- Dunkin Donuts
- McDonald's
- Fresh Grocer
- Metropolitan Bakery
- Saxby's
- HipCityVeg

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
The wheelchair ramp is on the right side of the building toward the back. The stairs are on the left side of the building toward the back

Please feel free to invite anyone who is not in the group that may be interested in attending.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

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Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

BLM Philly March Open Meeting

  • Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to get involved with BLM Philly, here's your chance! Attend the open meeting to learn about our chapter, our purpose, and what we are working on in 2017. Have kids? Bring them! Our meetings are kid and family-friendly. Please note that this a Black only space. For more information or to RSVP, please email MembershipBLMPhilly@gmail.com.

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Pussy Claps Back: Celebrating Philadelphia Femmes in the Arts
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Pussy Claps Back: Celebrating Philadelphia Femmes in the Arts

Pussy Claps Back: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA + Girls Rock Philly!

**Celebrating Philadelphia Femmes in the Arts**

Opening DJs - The Akasha and Baby dot com / AURA (Shawanda Aura Spivey of Sofistafunk)

(Starting at 9PM) Live Performances by Coco Mamba + Jacqueline Constance + Queen Jo

Closing DJ - Natasha Diggs (Soul in the Horn)

**ALL DOOR SALES go to --> Girls Rock Philly + Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania**

Johnny Brenda's 1201 Frankford Ave Philly
9pm-2am / $10 / 21+

*Dope Graphic Design by Stacey Wilson aka Flygirrl
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ABOUT PUSSY CLAPS BACK:
Pussy Claps Back is a pro femme and pro womyn music and arts initiative based in Philadelphia. Through events such as art exhibits and benefit concerts, PCB seeks to raise funding for organizations that support womyn's rights and artistic expression. Pussy Claps Back hopes to become a sustainable platform to showcase local artists and musicians whose work challenges the status quo, with a focus on themes such as politics, reproductive rights, intersectional feminism and queer politics.

MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS:

GIRLS ROCK PHILLY:
Girls Rock Philly is a volunteer-based music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls, women, and trans youth and adults from the greater Philadelphia region through music education and activities that foster leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
For more info: www.girlsrockphilly.org

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOUTHEASTERN PA:
PPSP believes that every child should be a wanted child. Then women and men can achieve the self-determination that makes families and societies strong. It is therefore PPSP's mission to protect and enhance reproductive freedom, to increase access to reproductive health services and information, and to promote sexual health.
For more Info: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southeastern-pennsylvania

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Freedom Principle and Endless Shout Screening

FREE SCREENING! This screening of short films reflects on the themes of collective improvisation, anti-colonial resistance and black cultural nationalism found in the exhibitions The Freedom Principle and Endless Shout, currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. The program includes a new digital restoration of Sarah Maldoror’s short film Monangambee, which was shot in Algeria and features a soundtrack by the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Monangambee
Dir. Sarah Maldoror, France/Algeria, 1969, DCP, 15 min., b/w

People to be Resembling
Dir. The Otolith Group, UK/Germany, 2012, video, 22 min.

The Art Ensemble of Chicago
Dir. William Mahin, US, 1981, video, 51 min.

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Civics on Tap: 2017 Municipal Primaries Unit

  • 22 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the American electoral system, skipping a primary election is considered especially heinous. In Philadelphia, the dedicated civilians who educate others about these low-turnout elections are members of an elite squad known as the Civilians on Tap. These are their stories. *bom bom*

For March's Civics on Tap we'll be talking about the 2017 Primary Elections being held in May with guest speakers from Committee of Seventy. The first civic duty of every American is to vote in every election so we'll be discussing who's running and for what. We'll also probably throw a Lenny Brisco style zinger in there. See you on 3/16 @ National Mechanics!

Learn some here: https://www.seventy.org/tools/elections-voting/2017-election-guide then come learn more with us!

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Action Collective: Reproductive Health State of the Union

Feeling overwhelmed by all the anti-choice legislation out there? Having a hard time understanding the politics around women's reproductive rights?

Please join us for a night with Jen Moore Conrow, a founding member of the Abortion Care Network and Director of the Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Center. Jen will guide us through the complicated laws and limits around abortion rights to help us determine where we should focus our action and know what to look for in the future.

As always - we ask that folks come ready with their burning questions for discussion and prepared donate along a sliding scale (minimum $10)!

A note about donations: For now, this is a grassroots "pass the hat around" donation process. For a more formal processing of your individual gift with an organization, please donate using a personal check.

Location: Fergie's Pub - Upstairs is reserved for us, so just let them know on the way in and head up!

All profits from this evening will support the Abortion Care Network: www.abortioncarenetwork.org

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Jen Moore Conrow, MFS, began her career in reproductive justice in public policy at NARAL: Pro-Choice America, but quickly found her calling in the world of clinical abortion and pregnancy loss care. For nearly a decade at Cherry Hill Women’s Center, Jen was part of a team that defined quality later abortion care while also working actively in the local and national community to destigmatize abortion and to increase access to care. During this time, Jen was a founding board member of the Abortion Care Network, an organization created to support and empower independent abortion providers and create community with activists, lawyers, allied organizations and researchers committed to reproductive justice.

Currently, Jen is the Director of the Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Center, where she oversees the Ryan Family Planning Fellowship and residency training program, educating and training the next generation of abortion providers. Jen serves on the Executive Committee of the Abortion Care Network Board of Directors and has completed a Core Align Generative Fellowship.

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Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

Surveying the federal policy landscape for women, children & families.

Join Maternity Care Coalition and a panel of leading experts in public policy and government affairs on how we can strategize and advocate for women, children and families. The event will include networking. Be a part of the conversation.

Our esteemed panel will include:

• Diedra Henry-Spires | Chief Executive Officer, Dalton Daley Group
• Sarah Fleisch Fink | Director of Workplace Policy and Senior Counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families
• Brent Ewig | Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
• Thomas Sheridan | Director of Government Affairs, National Head Start Association
• Moderator: Omar Woodard | MCC Board Member & Executive Director, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia

 

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Montgomery County Healthcare Town Hall

  • Montgomery County Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Despite the massive public outcry, right-wing politicians still look determined to repeal the Affordable Care Act and radically cut programs like Medicare and Medicaid. This town hall is our chance to ask questions, educate ourselves, share stories, and strategize for the fight ahead.

We'll have an expert panel available to answer questions and guide the discussion, including elected leaders, healthcare providers, and individuals who have directly benefited from the programs that right-wing politicians now want to cut. Together, we can send a powerful message: Montgomery County won't sit back and allow thousands of our friends and neighbors to lose their healthcare.

The location is the MCCC central campus (340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA) in the main auditorium in the Science Building, SC13.

Panelists are being announced in the discussion. Stay tuned for more!

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