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Do Something: Engage With Your Community

Happy New Year! The Citizen is here to help you lean in to those resolutions. This week, join the discussion to ban fracking, fundraise for records, support North Philly.

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.

Teach Your Child To Be A Changemaker

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Help your child strengthen their leadership skills around the subject of race. Join Lori Roddick from Race Conscious Parenting for a two hour workshop that will help parents learn the tools they need to talk about race with their young children. Tuesday, January 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, suggested donation of $35, 1212 S 47th St.

Connect Your Kids With The World

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Brighten up your child’s cold winter months by learning about the vibrant cultures all over the globe. Lume Studios, the arts-based educational resource and creative outlet, will host a drop off class for seven weeks allowing children to appreciate and learn about the creativity and artwork across the world. This recurring class, for ages 5 to 9, will be every Wednesday from January 3 – February 7. Wednesday, January 3, 4 pm – 5:30 pm, Lume, 1916-18 E Passyunk Ave.

Tune In To Ban Fracking

Join the Delaware River Watershed Frack Ban campaign to discuss the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposed ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing throughout the Delaware River Watershed and what issues would follow. This will be the first in a series of webinars happening in January  and will encourage members of the community to participate in the public process. Thursday, January 4, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, anywhere you have internet, Register here

Support Wooden Shoe's Music Collection

Join the staff at Johnny Brenda’s for the Wooden Shoe Books & Records kick-off fundraiser to expand their music collection. The collective, founded in 1976 is an all volunteer, collectively-run, anarchist book and record store on South St. in Philly. Come see Thulsa Doom, Nightfall and more for a night of music, books, and fundraising. Friday, January 5, 9 pm, $10 at the door, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave.

Make the Community Better

Join North Philly-based ITAVFoundation (It Takes A Village), a nonprofit organization that supports the inner city community in Philly and the founder’s home country of Jamaica through literacy programs, care packages for the needy and educational programs. Founder Trudean Haye will join community members to talk about youth education, homelessness, the LGBTQ community and health and wellness. Haye will be asking the questions: How can we help make the community better? How can you help make the community better? Saturday, January 6, 12 pm – 2 pm, Free, ITAVFoundation, 1720 N 5th St. 

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