What are the bold ideas that can transform Philadelphia? Who is pushing change and bringing solutions to the problems plaguing cities across the country? How can we create a more just, equitable and prosperous Philadelphia?
We heard answers to these questions at The Philadelphia Citizen’s third annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival, held virtually on the first four Tuesdays in December, 2020.
See our four-minute recap of the event here:
And see below for conversations with such luminaries as Birmingham’s Mayor Randall Woodfin, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, retired LAPD sergeant-turned-police reformer Cheryl Dorsey, Chicago Beyond CEO Liz Dozier, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., author and poverty fighter Wes Moore, former Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan, professor, author and Reverend Michael Eric Dyson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots—and many more.
Videos by Green District Media.
Commonwealth Youthchoir performing “Philadelphia Freedom”
Welcome from Dalila Wilson-Scott
Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President
Abolishing Medical Debt
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi on Velshi Across America
The Road to Recovery
with Drexel Metro Finance Lab’s Bruce Katz
Comedy for Social Change
with The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr.
Changing Police Culture
with retired LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey
and Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff Mike Chitwood Jr.
Leadership Class Collaboration
with Allegheny Conference CEO Stefani Pashman
The Opportunity Agenda
with Robin Hood Ventures CEO Wes Moore
and Harvard’s Opportunity Insight’s John Friedman
Art As a Means for Social Change
with The Roots’ Black Thought, and artists Shephard Fairey
and Hank Willis Thomas
Hill Freedman World Academy singers perform “Things That Matter”
Driving Innovation in Education
with Chicago Beyond CEO Liz Dozier
Race and the City
with Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
CEO Coltilde Perez Bode-Dedecker
Shattering the Glass Ceiling
with Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst, Comcast’s Dalila Wilson-Scott
and MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi
Young Mayors Lead the Way
with Birmingham’s Randall Woodfin, Ithaca’s Svante Myrick
and Scranton’s Paige Cognetti
Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Cydney Brown
Nick Hanauer, the Plutocrat Venture Capitalist Who Started the $15 Minimum Wage Movement
How Access to the Legal Economy Can Curb Gun Violence
with former Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Moving The Needle on Poverty
with United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey
CEO Bill Golderer, Tamarack Institute’s Paul Born
and Greenlight Fund’s Omar Woodard
Benediction—From Reckoning to Reconciliation
with bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson
Thank you to our 2020 Ideas We Should Steal Festival sponsors