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A women’s conference for empowerment, networking, and laughs: What they learned

 10/08/2016 - 12:20

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, hosted at The Pennsylvania Convention Center and produced by Hill + Knowlton strategies, about nine thousand women- and a few men -of all ages and backgrounds came together to foster career connections, personally grow, and learn from inspiring movers and shakers of the city, such as Anita Hill. They also came to laugh (a lot) at the charismatic keynotes from Abby Wambach and Mindy Kaling.

Descubre La Cantate Mexicana y Ganadora de los Latin Grammy Carla Morrison... Gratis

 09/29/2016 - 12:40

Carla Morrison viene a World Café Live como parte del serie de conciertos Latin Roots Live! el 4 de octubre del 2016 a las 8PM. Pero, antes que puedas oirla canturrear, puedes leer una entrevista exclusiva con la artista aquí.

Local Mexican muralist reveals new cultural initiative at Penn’s Landing

 09/19/2016 - 13:42

Renowned artist and social advocate César Viveros Herrera, primarily known for his groundbreaking mural to honor the Pope during the World Meeting of Families in 2015, is now undertaking another mural that hopes to increase the visibility of the rising Mexican immigrant population in Philadelphia.

South 9th Street BID defeated, and "it's about time to get organized"

 11/06/2016 - 20:38

A plan to create a Business Improvement District in the Italian Market area, where Mexican businesses revitalized once-abandoned storefronts, has been shelved for now. Mexican business owners, who had little say in the original plan, now have another chance to get organized.

Edgar Allan Poe: A Rediscovered Face in a Gentrified Philadelphia

 10/18/2016 - 23:53

"I NEVER knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor. Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers. Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris..."

Governor Wolf visits the Schuykill River Trail to announce new expansion southwest

 10/10/2016 - 18:04

On Monday, October 10, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf came to Philadelphia to announce a grant which will facilitate the expansion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Southwest Philadelphia, connecting Bartram’s Mile to Passyunk Point. Speaking on the trail itself, just south of its Walnut Street entrance, Wolf praised the work the Schuylkill River Development Corporation has done up till this point and all that their achievements demonstrate about industrial land’s potential for reuse.

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Liliana Frankel

Highlights: October 6 City Council meeting

 10/07/2016 - 18:04

Of all the interesting things that happened at the City Council meeting yesterday, two seemed of particular relevance to the community. (A complete agenda can be found here). First, Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez presented a resolution acknowledging and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which goes from September 15 until October 15.

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Liliana Frankel

Jacqueline Unanue, Chilean artist, opens a show at St. Asaph Gallery

 09/20/2016 - 17:16

As spectators filed in on September 16, the windows of the round gallery stayed open to let in a dying summer breeze, inviting the confusion of Jacqueline Unanue’s recently hung paintings with more windows. Though they may not be windows in a traditional sense, these selected works from two new series do serve a similar function: they let in the light and colors of a space external to us.

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Liliana Frankel

Abre exposición de Jacqueline Unanue, artista chilena, en St. Asaph Gallery

 09/20/2016 - 16:34

Mientras el aula redonda de St. Asaph Gallery se llenaba con espectadores, sus ventanas quedaban abiertas a las brisas del verano moribundo, detalle que al primero me permitió confundir las pinturas recién colgadas entre ellas con unas ventanas más. Y aunque no sean ventanas de la forma tradicional, las obras de las dos series nuevas de Jacqueline Unanue sí sirven una función similar: nos traen la luz y los colores de un espacio exterior.

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Liliana Frankel

Muralista mexicano local revela nueva iniciativa cultural en Penn’s Landing

 09/19/2016 - 14:17

Reconocido artista y defensor social César Viveros Herrera, principalmente conocido por su mural innovador en honor al Papa durante el Encuentro Mundial de Familias en 2015, está llevando a cabo otro mural que espera aumentar la visibilidad de la creciente población inmigrante mexicana en Filadelfia.

Panorama: El caso de la financiación equitativa para la educación pública

 09/19/2016 - 12:00

El martes 13 de septiembre la Corte Suprema de Pennsylvania se reunió en City Hall para decidir si consideraría un pleito que propone que el método actual de distribuir fondos para la educación viola la constitución estatal.

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Liliana Frankel

Explainer: Fair funding for public education goes to trial in Philadelphia

 09/16/2016 - 11:25

On Tuesday, September 13, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court convened in City Hall to decide whether it would hear a lawsuit arguing that the current method of funding education at the state level violates the state constitution. The decision has yet to be announced, but the wait time is a chance to look closely at the context of the case and try to understand what’s at stake for the community.


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Liliana Frankel