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PNN Newsletter: Climate Justice Meeting, Join a Working Group, More

PNN’s mission is to engage, educate and empower our neighbors to make our City a better place to live. Here’s what’s coming up in each of these areas:

  • Engage: Become a Member of Our Creative Team

  • Educate: Join a Working Group

  • Empower: Attend Our Climate Justice WG Meeting


Attend Climate Justice Working Group Meeting

Sunday, November 19th, 3 PM-4:30PM, Germantown Friends Meeting

You are invited to attend the first meeting of the Climate Justice Working Group, scheduled for this Sunday, November 19th at Germantown Friends Meeting, located at 47 W Coulter St, in Germantown.


Following on the heels of the People's Summit, we will brainstorm local projects and actions and think about how to engage with existing resources and neighborhood organizations to improve the quality of life and promote climate resilience.


We will begin our work with a project on tree planting and a campaign to permanently end dumping. Our objective is to develop a plan of action for each of these projects.


The Climate Justice Working Group was one of four social action working groups formed at the North Northwest People’s Summit held by host Seth Anderson Oberman the last week of September. Inspired by his near victory for the City Council in the 8th Councilmanic District, we are committed to pursuing action on those issues he might have otherwise championed as a member of the City Council.


For more information, please get in touch with Maurice Sampson

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What's Next? Join a Working Group


More than 90 activists took part in our People's Summit at the end of September. It was there that we began our collaborative work on some of the biggest issues this city will face in the coming year. Activists came together around these major areas of concern - Housing Justice, Community Development, Climate Justice, and Schools & Public Institutions. Working Groups were formed to think through priorities, and start to develop SMART goals that will lead to very real successes for our city.


We cannot do this alone, so if you have any skills you can share and some time you can spare, we'd really appreciate your contribution to the greater good. Please take this moment to click on the link below and sign up for something!

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Become a Member of Our Creative Team


Want to be part of the team that figures out what movie we should run for our issues-based "Movie Nights"? Want to try your hand at writing a blog for our new website? Want to help plan an episode of our "Talking In the Neighborhood" radio show? Want to help build props and prepare creative presentations for our actions and events? Then become part of our Creative Team and help bring out the artistic in our community work. Email tim@phillynn.org for more information.

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This Week in History


Nov 18, 1872 – Anthony Arrested for "Illegal Voting". Two weeks after voting in the presidential election, civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony was arrested, and fined $100 for voting illegally. “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty,” she said.


Nov. 19, 1863 – Gettysburg Address. This day marks the anniversary of Lincoln's famous address to commemorate those lost in the battle, and to remind a w


ar-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War.

Nov 22, 1963 – JFK Assassinated. Still swathed in conspiracy theories, on this day our 35th president was assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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