"When I reflect on the terms 'liberty' and 'freedom', I think of how I've learned so much from social media, which I have unlimited access to, and how I became vocal through it. In this country, we have the ability to be vocal. I had the ability to educate people with my voice. And the fact that it was so easy to organize in my school, and that the City government let me rally in front of their buildings... I can do all of those things because of liberty and freedom, but it's also about having the right to fighting for rights being taken away. It's ironic like that." - Olivia Sandom
In a panel at the recent B.PHL Innovation fest, representatives from organizations from throughout the city agreed that a singular approach cannot solve this complex issue.
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Dime cómo ríes y te diré quién eres.
Do you jaja or do you haha?
On the evening of September 26th, hundreds of students, faculty members, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners gathered at the breathtaking Irvine Auditorium to hear from the 47th Vice President of the United States and the former Mexican President. The topic of the Perry World House dialogue? “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism, and Retrenchment.”
Este fin de semana, descubra por qué Filadelfia no es un desierto cultural
This weekend, find out why Philadelphia isn't a cultural wasteland.
¿Qué tienen en común una Señora Libertad llena de tatuajes, una pantera negra que gruñe, y un onesie que dice The Revolution Will Not Be Pacified ? Un almacén en el oeste de Filadelfia, y una mujer negra con una visión que trasciende más allá de la moda.
What do a heavily-tattooed Lady Liberty, a snarling black panther, and a onesie that says The Revolution Will Not Be Pacified all have in common? A warehouse in West Philadelphia, and a Black woman with a vision that transcends beyond trendiness.
Sandy Stolzman redefines contemporary third-world travel photography by purposefully transcending above the stereotyped role of Bacardí rum-drinking and sandy toed White tourist with a camera slung across her neck, and the results are obvious. With a wily media and with curated social accounts that love to romanticize Cuba, Stolzman is able to keenly perceive through her lens what is objectively beautiful- and what is objectively sad -about the island.
En la mañana del 5 de setiembre, funcionarios y organizadores de la ciudad de Filadelfia se reunieron en una marcha de solidaridad frente al Departamento de Justicia para protestar en contra de la eliminación del DACA. La marcha terminó frente a la nueva sede del ICE de la ciudad.
On the morning of September 5th, officials and organizers gathered together to stand in solidarity and to speak out against DACA’s grim future in front of the Department of Justice, followed by a march outside of I.C.E’s new Philadelphia headquarters.
Dayesi Torriente, a Cuban and United States prima ballerina, will be starring in the role of Princess Aurora for The Pennsylvania Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty” this upcoming autumn. The show runs from October 12th to October 22nd 2017, and can be seen from seats at The Academy of Music on 240 South Broad Street.
Here’s your essential guide for acts you shouldn’t miss and things you shouldn’t leave at home for the most memorable, safe, and enjoyable time this Saturday and Sunday:
Naiymah Sanchez, transexual, empleada en la ACLU de Pensilvania, y Sonia E.Velazquez, inspectora retirada con más de 30 de experiencia, entran a formar parte de este nuevo grupo de trabajo creado para mejorar las relaciones entre ciudadanos y Policía.
Naiymah Sanchez, a proud transgender Latina working with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and Sonia E. Velázquez, a retired Inspector with over 30 years of service, are joining the City’s Police Advisory Commission. Their first meeting will take place on October 16th, 2017.
"Que la sombra de la luna caiga sobre un mundo en paz" – Frank Reynolds
Un nuevo día, un nuevo monumento al polémico Rizzo vandalizado en Filadelfia. Manifestantes de ambos bandos, a favor y en contra de este controvertido y corrosivo ex alcalde y comisario de policía de la ciudad, han sido convocados hoy para protestar frente a su estatua. Una de las manifestaciones tendrá lugar hoy lunes a las 4PM, mientras que la otra, convocada por los seguidores de Rizzo, ha sido denegada por el Ayuntamiento.
"May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace." - Frank Reynolds
Another day, another controversial Rizzo monument vandalized in Philadelphia. Ralliers, both those in favor and those against the notoriously corrosive and prejudiced former police commissioner and Mayor, were set to protest today. One is set to occur at 4PM today, while the other, comprised of Rizzo's devotees, has been shut down by the City.
El futuro de la estatua del polémico ex comisario de policía y alcalde Frank Rizzo está en el banquillo, especialmente después de las manifestaciones de la semana pasada en Charlottesville, Virginia, que empezaron como una protesta en contra de la retirada de un monumento al general Confederado Robert E. Lee.
The future of a statue in the likeness of highly contentious former police commissioner and mayor Frank Rizzo is on the fritz, particularly after this past week’s rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia which began as a protest to keep a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being removed.
Una tienda se dedica hace 50 años a exhibir y vender artesanías latinoamericanas en South Philly.
If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents.
Days before the deadline set by the City of Philadelphia and Conrail, the drug infested landfill also known as Gurney street is still providing a home to opioid users throughout the city.
La Unión Estadounidense por las Libertades Civiles asegura que el racismo sigue influenciando detenciones policiales en la ciudad.