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What are the bold ideas that can transform Philadelphia? Who is bringing solutions to the problems plaguing cities across the country? How can we make our city a more just, equitable and prosperous place to live?

We’ll get answers to all of those questions at The Philadelphia Citizen’s third annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival™, our yearly convening to bring together the most innovative urban thinkers and global thought leaders to share bold ideas that can move our city forward.

Panels will address changing police culture, curbing gun violence, moving the needle on poverty, using capitalism for good, and art as a force for social change.

A FUN, NEW FORMAT

This year the festival will be an all-virtual affair, held on the first four Tuesdays in December, from 5:30-7:30pm.

WHO YOU’LL HEAR FROM
Speakers include bestselling author, combat veteran, social entrepreneur and Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore; Birmingham’s Mayor Randall Woodfin; former LAPD sergeant-turned-police-reformer Cheryl Dorsey; education reformer and Chicago Beyond CEO Liz Dozier; comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., former Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan; professor, author and reverend Michael Eric DysonTariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots …and more trailblazing leaders.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
The Festival will also give you a chance to be part of a groundbreaking opportunity to help wipe out medical debt in Philadelphia, in partnership with RIP Medical Debt—an initiative you’ll learn more about throughout the festival.

We are so excited to welcome you, and to focus on moving our region forward, together. Get your tickets by pushing that button below.

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