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Cocktails with a Conscience: Don't Get Wasted
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 for more info!

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6:30 PM18:30

Indivisible Conshy Meeting - Mar. 23

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

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 if you will need it.
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).

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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10:00 AM10:00

BLM Philly March Open Meeting

  • Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus (map)
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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

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6:00 PM18:00

Civics on Tap: 2017 Municipal Primaries Unit

  • 22 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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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: then come learn more with us!

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