October 18, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
Temple University Center City - 22
1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Join the Committee of Seventy, Temple University's MPP Program and Young Involved Philadelphia for a panel discussion on the critical relationship between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. State Representatives Chris Rabb and Donna Bullock will be on hand to discuss how this relationship works, what issues are impacted by decisions in the State House and how Philadelphians can effectively advocate at the state level. RSVP here.
September 25, 2018 - 6-10 p.m. | Yards Brewing Co. | 500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
PWPvideo is partnering with Draw the Lines to present MISSION Story Slam 2: Saving Democracy at Yards Brewing. Come out and share your story of working or planning to keep our country strong. The winning storyteller gets $250 for their favorite non-profit. The Audience Favorite wins $100. A great time is had by all! Reserve your tickets today.
September 17, 2018, 12:30 - 2:30pm | Class of 49 Auditorium, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania | 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
Join the Committee of Seventy and the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Government and Community Affairs on September 17th to Celebrate Constitution Day and Slay the Gerrymander. The event will feature a brief conversation with Chris Satullo, Draw the Lines PA Program Director and co-founder of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement; and Ken Stief, PhD, founder of Urban Spatial and Director of the Master of Urban Spatial Analytics at the University Pennsylvania.
Following the conversation, attendees will be introduced to Draw the Lines PA, a statewide, public education and engagement initiative that will give thousands of participants access to the same kind of digital tools and data that the political pros use to draw the Commonwealth’s electoral maps and have the opportunity to begin building their own. Maps can later be submitted to a statewide Congressional mapping competition with a grand prize of $4,500. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops to participate in the mapathon and food will be provided.
May 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Science History Institute
(315 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA)
This workshop will be of use to any leader who wants to engage more deeply and usefully with either internal or external stakeholders. Tired of hearing the same old debates dominated by the usual suspects? Come learn the key techniques and underlying theory of effective group dialogue. Hear how to hold a different conversation, one that can build trust, reap insights and provide useful guidance for decision-making. Gather tips on effective outreach, smooth logistics, engaging process and informative reports. Get a chance to workshop one of your organization's own engagement challenges. Led by the co-founders of PPCE, Dr. Harris Sokoloff and Chris Satullo, its outreach coordinator, Linda Breitstein, and several of PPCE's other accomplished facilitators.
Women in Nonprofit Leadership Conference
April 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Mall E)
Interested in inspiring action and unleashing leaders? Join aspiring leaders, activists, and philanthropists at the 2018 Women in Nonprofit Leadership Conference to learn more. The goal of the conference is to bring together women leaders and aspiring women leaders of nonprofits to engage in discussions about relevant issues and foster meaningful relationships that last beyond the event. The conference will cover various topics including empowerment, fundraising, capacity building, and diversity and inclusion.
Fair Districts PA Town Hall with California Independent Redistricting Commission Members
March 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
(128 North Broad St.)
Join Fair Districts PA to hear from three members of the California Independent Redistricting Commission, which serves as a reform model for states across the country, including Pennsylvania. They'll discuss how the commission was created, how the commissioners worked toward consensus on maps and the outcome of the process, with ample time for questions.