Do Something: Get Outside

This week, check out Sarah Berman's closet, write women into Wikipedia, celebrate Spring and more!

Do Something: Get Outside

This week, check out Sarah Berman's closet, write women into Wikipedia, celebrate Spring and more!

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. Now get out and do something!

Take A Step Into Sara Berman’s Closet

The National Museum of American Jewish History is featuring the nationally-acclaimed exhibit, “Sara Berman’s Closet,” an intimate look into the life of one immigrant woman’s belongings. Curated by her daughter and grandson, artist Maira Kalman and curator Alex Kalman, the display—of Berman’s actual closet—tells the story of an American life lived well. The exhibit also includes original paintings by Maira Kalman and sculptures by Alex. Monday, April 15, Open Until September 2nd, Free, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.

Talk Islam and Being Muslim

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Since the Trump presidency, Islam and followers of the faith have come under renewed distrust and attack. Join Imam Subhaib Webb, a resident scholar at New York University, in Philly this Wednesday to discuss what it means to be a Muslim in this day and age and brush up on your knowledge on the faith. Wednesday, April 17, Free with Registration, 6 pm-8 pm, Bossone Research Entertainment Center, 3140 Market Street

Talk Race Relations

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Join physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl for a conversation about his new book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, in which he discusses how the politics of race and division are taking a toll on our culture, our country, and our health as a nation. The talk is part of the Jefferson Humanities Forum. Thursday, April 18, Free with Registration, 12 pm-1 pm, Eakins Lounge, Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St.

Put More Women in Wikipedia

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Join Women in Planning and the McHarg Center for a workshop dedicated to bringing more women voices into the online pages of Wikipedia. Throughout history, a significant number of women have contributed to planning and design and have gone unrecognized. Now, Philadelphians are working to reverse that. Participants will learn the skills to become a Wikipedia editor, learn the basics of editing and take part in rewriting history. Friday, April 19, Free with Registration, 1 pm-4 pm, John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk

Get Dirty on Earth Day

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Join the Student Conservation Association, North America’s first youth conservation force, and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge for an Earth Day celebration at Darby Creek. Pull on some gloves, grab a trash bag and join the annual trash pick up. Help improve the water quality of the Delaware River watershed and protect local wildlife and public lands while you’re at it. Saturday, April 20, 9 am-12 pm, Free, Darby Creek, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

Hop Into Easter Like a Real Philadelphian

The City of Brotherly Love is the King of Parades, and Easter is no exception. Join The Easter Bunny, Peter Cottontail, and a large crowd of Philadelphians on South Street on Easter Sunday for the 88th Philadelphia Easter Promenade. Sunday, April 21, Free with Ticket, 12 pm- 2:30 pm, The Tusk, 430 South St.

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