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APRIL 13: MEET THE ELECTEDS: RESURRECTING REGIONALISM

Tuesday, April 13 at 6pm, via Zoom
How economically impactful would it be if Philadelphia and its surrounding counties combined efforts? Please join a conversation between Delaware County Councilmember Dr. Monica Taylor, Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence, Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell and Philadelphia City Councilperson Derek Green that considers the possibilities for regional cooperation between city and suburb. Moderated by The Citizen’s Larry Platt, with Philly 3.0’s Jon Geeting.

APRIL 28: IS KINDNESS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS? | BOOK CLUB

Brad Aronson and Karen Reivich

Wednesday, April 28, at 6pm via Zoom
Can a random act of kindness really make a difference? As local entrepreneur and philanthropist Brad Aronson learned when his wife was being treated for cancer, human kindness might be the only thing that really matters in the times we live in. What’s more: Being kind to others has been proven time and again to create a happier life for ourselves. That’s what we call a win-win.

Join The Citizen for a heartfelt conversation with Aronson about his Wall Street Journal-bestselling book, Humankind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time—which shows, as Deepak Chopra said, “how we can create a life of adventure and healing by making our lives stories of love in action”—and Dr. Karen Reivich, director of training programs for Penn’s Positive Psychology Center, and a leading expert on resilience, depression prevention and optimism.

Bring your ideas for making change one small act at a time, and leave with concrete actions you can take to create a better world for all of us—and be happier for it.

Moderated by Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Proceeds from the book, available for purchase at Head House Books, support Big Brother Big Sisters.

MAY 6: MILLENNIALS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM | BOOK CLUB

Jill Filopovic, author of Okay Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind

Thursday, May 6 at 7pm via Zoom
An evening with journalist (and millennial) Jill Filopovic, author of OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind. Filopovich shows that millennials are not the avocado toast-eating snowflakes of boomer outrage fantasies. She upends dated assumptions with revelatory data and paints a revealing portrait of America’s most educated, most engaged, yet least-wealthy generation. Moderated by The Citizen’s Larry Platt.

MAY 10: HISTORY IS AN OPEN BOOK | BOOK CLUB

Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m. at Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza
May 10, 1933 marks the first student-led book burning in Germany. These students, under the guidance of Nazi ideology, carried out public burnings of books they claimed were ‘un-German.’ The burnings took place in 34 university towns and cities. Works of prominent Jewish, liberal, and leftist writers were targeted for burning.

Join the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, Larry Platt of The Philadelphia Citizen, and local leaders at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza as we remember the Nazi censorship of the 1930s and celebrate freedom of speech and expression. We will read excerpts from books that send a strong message of tolerance and celebrate our city’s diversity. We will also offer free books to our audience on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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MAY 12: 100 DAYS IN WITH ALI VELSHI

MSNBC host Ali Velshi

Wednesday, May 12 at 7pm via Zoom
MSNBC Anchor and Citizen Board member Ali Velshi’s analyzes the first 100 days of the Biden presidency and looks forward. In conversation with The Citizen’s Larry Platt and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy.

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