Thousands of people turned out to protest the Republican Retreat in Philly; now President Donald Trump and the GOP are gone, and activists around the city haven’t stopped their resistance to the new administration.
There are already dozens of workshops and demonstrations scheduled over the next few months, and below are all the events planned for February so far.
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Thursday, Feb. 2
A group of Comcast employees plan to stage a walk-out at 2 p.m. and rally at 17th & JFK Boulevard to express disapproval of President Trump’s recently enacted travel ban.
The Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club is hosting a March Against Discrimination at 6 p.m. at Fouth & Market to protest Trump and his administration’s “latest series of discriminatory policies and statements.”
Friday, Feb. 3
The Penn Center for Philosophy brings together scholars from Penn, Rutgers, Yale and Stanford to slam Trump in discussions with titles like Varieties of Manipulative Meaning in Trumpian Talk, Authoritarian Propaganda and Philosophy and Resistance in the Age of Trump. The free event is from noon to 6 p.m. at Claudia Cohen hall. There will also be a livestream.
Saturday, Feb. 4
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reclaim Philadelphia and Unite Here Philadelphia are teaching skills for organizing at Unite Here Philadelphia’s Broad Street Location.
Philadelphia’s Jewish Voice for Peace welcomes volunteers to canvass Center City from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A rally for people who “oppose the ban and any other action that harms our communities or treats people with indignity” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza.
Monday, Feb. 6
Learn how to find town hall events, get called on and get press coverage about the issues you care about. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 330 S. 13th St.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
So far, 1,000 people are interested in the Facebook event for a Muslim and Jewish Solidarity Rally at Philadelphia City Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10
Join Plastic Fantastic at Hot Yoga Philadelphia for a night of art, yoga and live music from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Admittance is donation-based, and the event will benefit the Water Protector Legal Collective, which provides legal assistance to Standing Rock in its effort to prevent the encroachment of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Solidarity Forum is holding an event at Arch Street United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. to help match people interested in activism with organizations that focus on their specific interests or concerns.
Sunday, Feb. 12
the Mothers Against METH Alliance & Red Warrior Society are traveling through Philadelphia (occupied Lenape territory) to share stories of resistance and report backs from the frontlines of Standing Rock and the fight against the Black Snake Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Suggested $5 – $20 donation. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 13
Philadelphia’s Jewish Voice for Peace invites Tim Hayes, an activist who was primarily engaged with the civil rights movements of the ’60s, to speak to an audience at the Leeway Foundation. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 16
This event is to “take action to get rid of Philly’s unelected school board” and demand an end to the School Reform Commission. 4 p.m. at 440 N. Broad St.
Friday, Feb. 17
The black community wants to put pressure on Philly Police, the district attorney, the Fraternal Order of Police, and “the entire system of policing,” along with displacement and the prison industrial complex. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza.
An effort to promote inclusivity of all U.S. citizens, this event is coordinated around other General Strikes taking place around the country to protest discriminatory policies. This is a day-long strike event.
Sunday, Feb. 19
Philly Socialists offers a discussion on how to transform anger with the new administration into actions spurring real change. The meeting takes place at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
During the first in a series of nonviolent direct action training workshops, would-be activists will learn how to organize a peaceful but communicative demonstration. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Friends Center.
Conservation and environmental groups organized the action in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. Meet at The Oval at 2 p.m. to march down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to 15th St, circle around Penn Square, and end at the Thomas Paine Plaza via Broad St. All roads will be shut down and closed to traffic for this event.
Monday, Feb. 20
A family-friendly rally with speakers on climate change, immigration, health care, reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality and racial justice. The march starts at noon at Thomas Paine Plaza.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
The Philadelphia Socialist Alternative will meet to discuss next steps in its grassroots movement against the Trump administration. Temple University’s Tuttleman Learning Center Room 404.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
This workshop organized by Teacher Action Group is meant to help educators discuss intervention strategies for harassment. Pizza will be provided. A $2 donation is suggested. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, 1231 N. Broad St.
Panelists from Sankofa Community Empowerment, Black Lives Matter – Philly, Womanist Working Collective, Civil Whites and Community College of Philadelphia will discuss work being done in the city to address issues raised by BLM activists. CCP is hosting this event from 1:50 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. in the Student Life Building at 17th and Spring Garden.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Reza Aslan, a renowned scholar of religion, a professor and an author, breaks down Islamophobia in America in an event at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Councilwoman Helen Gym is hosting this event with Juntos, POWER, ACLU-PA and other organizations to connect interested volunteers. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Arch Street United Methodist Church.
Saturday, Feb. 25
The Women’s March Pennsylvania organized this rally to support the Affordable Care Act. Speakers include U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach, as well as several health care professionals and activists. Noon to 3 p.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza.
Health professionals from around Pennsylvania will meet outside U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office at 1628 JFK Blvd. and likely join with the group meeting at Thomas Paine Plaza. Noon to 3 p.m.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore will host a discussion about ward politics and how to run for office in Philadelphia. Karen Bojar, author of “Green Shoots of Democracy within the Philadelphia Democratic Party;” Laura Wentz, President of the Philadelphia Coalition of Labor Union Women; and Philadelphia NOW president Natalie Catin will lead the discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Equality Coalition will host this rally to show Philadelphia stands in solidarity with the trans community and against the Trump Administration’s repeal of protections that allow students to use school bathrooms that match their gender identity. 4 p.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza.
Stop by the Morgan Building on Penn’s campus to shop for local art and handicrafts. A suggested $5 donation gets you a ticket, live music and snacks. Proceeds benefit the ACLU. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 205 S. 34th St.