Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email us tips! Then, discover more evergreen ways to stay engaged in our handy Do Something guide.
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Join us this Monday for a conversation about gentrification in Philadelphia and what it means for communities. The Citizen and The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Center for Public Life invite long-term neighborhood residents and newcomers—as well as anyone interested in how our neighborhoods grow and develop—to talk about shaping their community into one that serves a greater good for everyone. Get your tickets here! Monday, March 12, 6 pm-8 pm, Free, Free Library, Ramona de Rodriguez Branch, 600 W Girard Ave.
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Interested in the intersection between art and social justice? Fleisher Art Memorial and Juntos are collaborating on a free art and social justice program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. This ongoing series of workshops will take place every Tuesday through June. This week’s program will teach youth how to use screen printing to create poster art and as well as how to use art to support social justice issues. Tuesday, March 13, 3:30 pm-6 pm, Free, Vamos Juntos Philly, 600 Washington Ave, 2nd floor, Unit 18UA
Personal hygiene, like brushing teeth or washing hair, may take a backseat to basic necessities like food and shelter for those experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness. That’s why Broad Street Ministry is working to tackle this by organizing and collecting travel size items at their 2018 bowling event at Lucky Strike. Please click here to see what items are needed. Wednesday, March 14, 5 pm-8 pm, See Lucky Strike Bowling Prices, Lucky Strike Philadelphia, 1336 Chestnut St.
Want to celebrate the intersection of art and feminism this Women’s History Month? Now is your chance with the exhibition “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond” and the discussion that will follow. This multimedia exhibition at Moore College of Art & Design gives a platform to the anonymous intersectional feminist art collective’s provocative and influential work. Thursday, March 15, 7pm-10pm, Free, Moore College of Art & Design 1916 Race Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Listen up to the voices of Philadelphia’s youth as they share what they have to say this Friday for the 8th season of Philly Slam League. The Philly Slam Lague is a non-profit organization that hosts poetry teams for the Philadelphia area high schools in a 5-month long competition. The Philadelphia Slam League works to promote networking, teamwork, writing, school pride, public speaking and the strengthening youth’s confidence. See one of their past slams below. Friday, March 16, 4 pm-6 pm, Free, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Come celebrate Women’s History Month at the Franklin Institute! The Institute’s goal is to recognize the historic achievements of women and their impact in the world. There will be hands-on activities featuring local community partners from scientific fields in order to educate visitors about the opportunities women have in the STEM field and female scientists sharing stories about their own experiences. Saturday, March 17, 10 am-3 pm, $19-23, Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th St.
Since it began in 2014, The Women’s Film Festival has brought culturally relevant programing to the Greater Philadelphia Area. This festival seeks to inspire and unite women in the film industry and bring forth the issues and tribulations many women from all walks of life see on a daily basis. Sunday, March 18, 12 pm-2:30 pm, $8-10, Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert St.