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Do Something: Pop-Up for Orlando

Check out a party on South Street to benefit victims of the Orlando shooting. Plus: Vent your frustrations over the election, stand up for rape survivors and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week.

Do Something: Pop-Up for Orlando

Check out a party on South Street to benefit victims of the Orlando shooting. Plus: Vent your frustrations over the election, stand up for rape survivors and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week.

Every Monday we round up a handful of fun ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email tips here.

HELP TRAUMATIZED KIDS IN NORTH PHILLY

The second installment of Unleashing North Philly takes on changing the outcomes for children managing trauma. Over 40.5 percent of Philadelphia adults witnessed violence while growing up, which includes seeing someone beaten, stabbed or shot. Almost three in 10 adults reported having felt unsafe in their own neighborhoods. Changing these statistics is a priority to nonprofits, educators and politicians, but collaborations between these sectors rarely happen—until now. State representatives, business owners, high school principals and nonprofits are teaming up for a panel to help children in North Philadelphia manage trauma. Please bring along diaper donations to help struggling mothers in the community. Monday, June 27, 5:30-8 p.m., Berean Presbyterian Church, Broad and Diamond streets.

STAND UP AS A SURVIVOR OR ALLY WITH STANFORD VICTIM

The woman who survived being raped by Stanford student Brock Turner released a powerful, eloquent statement that brought context to the realities victims face after being sexually violated. The statement sent waves across the country, especially after her rapist received only six months in prison for his heinous actions. In a show of solidarity this week, Councilwoman Helen Gym is holding a Stanford Survivor Solidarity Read-In, where the statement will be read aloud in its entirety. The read-in welcomes survivors of sexual violence and allies to read portions of the statement. ROAR For Good and other nonprofits that advocate for women will also partake in the reading. Tuesday, June 28, 3-5 p.m., Philadelphia City Hall.

PARTY FOR ORLANDO

Show support for the victims of the shooting in Orlando at a pop-up event on South Street this week. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society hosts an LGBT Pride Night party and fundraiser along with Philadelphia Gay News and Khyber Pass Pub. The evening will feature DJ Carl Michaels on the turntables, drink specials, raffles and gift certificates. You can also send out your own well wishes via cards donated by Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room. Volunteer opportunities are available. Tuesday, June 28, 5-8 p.m., PHS Pop-Up Garden South Street, 1438 South Street.

VENT YOUR ANGER ABOUT THE 2016 ELECTION

The best way to describe voters in 2016 is “angry.” The rise of Donald Trump, the surprising popularity of Bernie Sanders and the historic Democratic sit-in has shown the establishment that America is tired of corporations running our country—and that they’re ready for change. Listen and join a conversation about how voter anger is impacting the 2016 election with featured speaker Michael Smerconish and a political panel comprising former Governor Ed Rendell and a scurry of Daily News and Inquirer reporters. A wine and cheese reception follows. Wednesday, June 29, 4:30-7 p.m., Independence Visitor Center.

LEARN ABOUT FOOD SOLUTIONS FOR SUMMER

Many children in Philadelphia’s public school system rely on free and reduced lunch and breakfasts as their only meals of the day. Repair the World: Philadelphia wants to ask the question: What happens when schools go on summer break and students no longer have those benefits? Programs across the country and in Philadelphia are working to solve this problem by bringing food to children who live in food-insecure homes. This conversation will delve into the work of local and national nonprofits to bring access to nutritious meals in the summer and will be held prior to Shabbat, with dinner to follow the presentation. Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m., Repair The World: Philadelphia, 4029 Market Street.

Header photo: PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden on South Street courtesy of M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

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