Tuesday, June 22, 7pm at Fitler Club Ballroom
In his new book, Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving, Scott O’Neil, one of the nation’s premier sports executives and CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, offers his own story of grief and healing, and a roadmap for personal success in business and in life. In conversation with Larry Platt.
Wednesday, July 14, 6pm at Fitler Club Ballroom
A discussion on new classroom models, featuring Rebecca Skinner, head of School of New York’s Blue School, an independent school founded by the members of Blue Man Group to connect students to their innate ability to create and express themselves; Christina Grant, chief of innovation for the Philadelphia School District; and Carlos Moreno, executive director of Big Picture Learning, a student-centered learning model in 150 schools, including two in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Citizen’s Co-founder Larry Platt will moderate with Michael Forman, chairman/CEO of FS Investments and co-founder of the Fitler Club.
AUGUST 3: AMERICA’S QUARTER CENTURY STRUGGLE OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
Tuesday, August 3, 7pm, at Fitler Club Ballroom
On June 26, 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, it marked the end point of a 25-year civil rights battle that began in Hawaii in 1990 and played out across the country—from churches to hedge funds to courtrooms.
Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg chronicles this journey in his new book, The Engagement, which U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls “an engrossing account of social change, political will and human rights.” Issenberg will talk with Citizen Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy about the path to success for gay marriage, what it says about our American project, and the lessons to be learned for our ongoing civil rights movements.
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SEPTEMBER 30: ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Thursday, September 30, 7pm, at Fitler Club Ballroom
How can art change the world? The Citizen joins Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Jane Golden to explore that question in the kick-off event for 2021’s Mural Arts Month, a followup to last year’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival conversation with Black Thought, Shephard Fairey and Hank Willis Thomas. Artist panelists TBD. The event will include the opportunity to paint a panel for an upcoming Citizen/Mural Arts Philadelphia mural.
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EVENTS IN THE WORKS
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JO PIAZZA AND CHRISTINE PRIDE | BOOK CLUB
The authors discuss their new book, We Are Not Like Them, an evocative novel about two lifelong friends—one Black and one white—whose friendship is shaken by an all too familiar tragic event that becomes an exploration of race in America today. Moderated by The Citizen’s Roxanne Patel Shepelavy.