The week starts off this Saturday with the Public Bank Visioning Summit. Check out some fun political theater with "Chase the Erase" at People's Plaza on Oct 2nd. Sign up for Movie Night as we present "The Power to Heal", a compelling look at how Medicare promoted equal rights. Sign up for our Leadership workshops starting in mid-October. And be sure to check out what happened this week in history.
It's Showtime for the Public Bank Visioning Summit!
Saturday, Sep. 18th, 1PM-4PM, Virtual Event
The Public Bank Visioning Summit is the result of a two month planning process featuring input and participation from an amazing array of New Economy activists all around the country. We are proud to invite you one last time to what should be an amazing event scheduled for this Saturday, Sept 18 from 1PM-4PM.
The Summit will share how a Philadelphia public bank can help to restore neglected communities across the City, the depth and breadth of the public banking movement across the nation and what is happening in Philly to get public bank legislation passed. Click here for the full agenda and speakers.
There will also be opportunities for your input into priorities for a Philly Public Bank and an opportunity to ask questions. You won’t want to miss it.
(After you sign up, the Zoom Link will be sent to you.)
Chase the Erase: Political Theater
Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 1PM, People's Plaza
Come dance to the beat of the West Powelton Drummers as our hero "Marjorie T. Rules" takes on bad guy "Gerry Mander" to draw ethical boundaries and secure Fair Elections for our state. There will be four short theater performances that will include information about the importance of electing great judges in the upcoming Nov. 2nd judicial elections.
Need a Reminder? We'll save the date for you and send a reminder with more information as we get closer to the event.
This event correlates with the political theater that our Unstoppable Voters coalition has been performing: “How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote,” – filled with song, dance, and a call to action to increase voter education and registration in high schools.
Movie Night: "The Power to Heal"
Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 7PM, Virtual Event
Join us the second Tuesday in October for a special viewing of "The Power to Heal: Medicare & the Civil Rights Revolution". This one-hour movie on how Medicare helped create equity in healthcare in our nation will be followed by a discussion with David Smith, the author of the book on which this movie is based, and Dr. Walter Tsou, former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia.
The audience will be invited to ask questions. We'll send the link for the show in a follow-up email to everyone who signs up.
Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjC0etPNxw4
Are You Ready to Step Up?
Philly Neighborhood Networks is willing to provide leadership development training for a small group of activists who are ready to take a leadership role in the work we do in our community. This training is for you if:
You volunteered before, but know you can do more
You have an idea for a project, but don’t know how to get started
You want to develop your organizing skills
You like working with people to make change
All candidates will participate in a one-on-one interview to determine if this program is a good fit for them. Those selected will be invited to our Orientation Workshop in mid-October.
These workshops will be run by leadership trainers with the goal of preparing participants to take the next step in community and electoral organizing.
If you are interested in taking a deeper role in our city's politics, then use the link below to let us know.
This Week in History
Sep 17, 2011 – Occupy Wall Street. The protest started when citizens "Occupied" Zuccotti Park in NYC's Financial District to protest against how the poor and wealthy are treated differently in society. It captured the zeitgeist of the moment and Occupy encampments spread across the nation.
Sep 22, 1862 – Emancipation Proclamation. Following the Union Army's victory at Antietam, Abraham Lincoln announced that enslaved people in areas still in rebellion within 100 days would be free. He followed up in January with a formal document detailing this presidential order.
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director