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Build Baby Build: Is the answer to our housing crisis... more housing?

Monday, March 4

Fitler Club Ballroom, 1 South 24th Street
Happy Hour, 5-6pm | Program, 6-7:30pm

Join us for another installment of The Citizen’s Real Estate Development… for Good, powered by Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and Fitler Club, on—literally—building a better, more inclusive, and prosperous Philadelphia. Thank you to our generous sponsors Darco Capital and Brandywine Realty Trust.

Mo Rushdy, of Riverwards Group and chair of the Philadelphia Accelerator Fund, which plans to finance 6,000 affordable homes in the next few years; Leslie Smallwood-Lewis, of Mosaic Development Partners, which is building both middle income and tiny home communities in neighborhoods of color; and Richard Kahlenberg, author of Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don’t See. Moderated by Diana Lind, Citizen contributor and author of Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing

$5 entry with complimentary drinks and light bites. Free to Philadelphia Citizen and Fitler Club members. For code information, please contact [email protected]

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Book Launch: Small Acts of Courage by Ali Velshi

Tuesday, May 7

Fitler Club Ballroom, 1 South 24th Street
Cocktail Hour, 5-6pm | Program, 6-7pm | Book Signing, 7-7:30pm

Join us for the launch of MSNBC anchor and chief correspondent and Citizen Board Member Ali Velshi’s new book, Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy

In a 125 year family history that is a treatise on citizenship and civic engagement, Velshi demonstrates his commitment to social justice as a living, breathing experience — telling the stories of his progenitors who made a lasting commitment to fight for change, in the face of adversity, and when success seemed impossible.

Velshi’s heartfelt exploration of how we can breathe new life into the principles of pluralistic democracy offers a roadmap for the battles we are fighting today. At its center is an urgent call to action: for progress to be possible, we must all do whatever we can – no matter how small – to make a difference.

Velshi will speak with The Philadelphia Citizen about the lessons explored in Small Acts of Courage, which will be for sale and available for signing at the event. Complimentary drinks and light bites will be available for guests to enjoy.

$5 for entry. Free for Philadelphia Citizen and Fitler Club members. For code information, please contact [email protected].

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Integrity Icon 2024 Awards Celebration

SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, May 23

The Philadelphia Citizen and Accountability Lab invite you to join us for the Integrity Icon Philadelphia 2024 Awards Celebration where we will honor the heroes who are winners of this year’s contest to name the highest integrity city workers. In its fourth year, Integrity Icon names and fames city workers who are all-stars in their commitment to providing the best service to their fellow Philadelphians.

BUT FIRST, we’re looking for you, the public, to nominate the most amazing city workers you know by February 21. As long as they’re a full-time, non-elected employee of the City of Philadelphia, they’re eligible. (Sorry: Contracted workers are not eligible.)

Our criteria: They are a high-integrity public service employee who is respectful and caring; know their work makes a difference to people’s lives; act in a trustworthy and transparent way to solve problems the best they can; treat everyone equally, without regard to politics or influence; and go above and beyond to provide good service to Philadelphians.

 

NOMINATE AN INTEGRITY ICON

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