The big list of Philly’s political rallies, protests and events for April (so far)

Resistance-themed events aren’t going away any time soon.

Philadelphia Women's March in January 2017

Philadelphia Women's March in January 2017

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We’re heading into the third month of Donald Trump’s presidency, and there’s no sign of slowing down for many resistance-themed events and protests in Philly. In March, large groups continuted to show up for events like the International Women’s Day Protest and recurring Tuesdays with Toomey events. We also saw groups focusing their events on how to best organize, share a message and how to make change happen.

April likely won’t be any different. We’re starting our very, very long list of events that we’ll be updating throughout the month. If you see any others, let us know at

Art Build for The People’s Climate Mobilization

What Climate group 350 Philly is hosting an art-making event for the People’s Climate Mobilization, which will be held in Washington, D.C. April 29. The group is providing some materials to aide in the puppet-making, but asks that participants bring their own bagged lunches.
Where City CoHo at 2401 Walnut Street Suite 102
When April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
How much Free

Philling Our Streets With Love at Hate Street Bus Tour

What The National Organization for Marriage is driving an orange bus covered in images of stick figures that hosts anti-transgender messages like “Boys are boys... and always will be. Girls are girls... and always will be. You can't change sex. Respect all." The NOM is driving the bus through Philly on Saturday, where it will be met by a protest lead by the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs and other LGBTQ-positive organizations.
Where No official meeting spot yet
When April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am to March 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm
How much Free

Redistricting: Drawing The Lines

What The Philly Up Election’s Committee is hosting a discussion on Gerrymandering, particularly as it relates to the outcomes of the 2016 presidential election. Philly Up’s “resident districting guru” will address what gerrymandering is and how to combat it.
Where New Century Trust at 1307 Locust St
When April 1, 2017 at 10:30 am to March 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm
How much free

Artists for the Resistance!

What Hosted by Melanie Beck, Some local artists are teaming up with artists across the country for a resistance-themed gallery and silent auction from 2-6. The profit from pieces sold will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Where Space 1026 at 1026 Arch Street
When April 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm to March 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm
How much Free to attend, silent auction bidding

Rally for Racial Justice!

What On the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Philadelphians will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza to honor labor and human rights as well as racial and economic justice.
Where Thomas Paine Plaza at 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
When April 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm to March 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
How much Free

Tuesdays with Toomey

What For its first event of the month, the Tuesdays with Toomey crew will urge Senator Toomey to vote against “any attempt to pull funding from Medicaid and other crucial health care programs” providing services for those suffering from substance addictions or mental illness.
Where United States Custom House at 200 Chestnut Street
When April 4, 2017 at 12:20 am to March 29, 2017 at 1:20 am
How much Free

Community Briefing on Federal Arts Funding Cuts

What The Academy of the Fine Arts' Historic Landmark Building encourages anyone who cares about arts, culture or history to attend its Community Briefing on Federal Arts Funding Cuts. Learn more about the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's response to the cuts on its website.
Where Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' Historic Landmark Building at 118 North Broad Street
When April 6, 2017 at 8:00 am to 10:00 am
How much Free

Lobby Day to #DumpWells: Philly Get Your Money!

What 215 People’s Alliance and Philly with Standing Rock are marching on City Hall to urging Philadelphia to end its relationship with Wells Fargo and other banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Where Northeast corner of City Hall (the visitor's entrance) at 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
When April 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
How much free

ACLU-PA Philadelphia Chapter Annual Meeting #Resist

What The ACLU Pennsylvania's Philadelphia Chapter's annual meeting will feature the director of the ACLU National Security Project Hina Shamsi and Malcolm Jennings of the Philadelphia Eagles. Jennings will be presented with the Torchbearer Award for his advocacy for criminal justice reform.
Where The Arden Theater Company at 40 North 2nd Street
When April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
How much Free

ACLU of PA Benefit – United We Dance

What Brazilian funk band, Philly Bloco and DJ Ravi Jackson will perform at World Cafe Live for a “celebration of diversity and activism.” The event will also host a silent auction with prizes from Philly-area businesses with proceeds and ticket sales going to Pennsylvania’s American Civil Liberties Union.
Where World Cafe Live at 3025 Walnut St
When April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
How much $15 tickets in advance, $20 at the door

RAGE for REPRO Rights!

What This musical benefit aims to raise awareness for women’s access to reproductive rights as well as raise money for the Women’s Medical Fund, which works to increase access to abortion through service and education. The show features primarily socially conscious and local musicians.
Where 2300 Arena at 2300 S Swanson Street
When April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to April 8, 2017 at 2:00 am
How much $10 cover

Sign-Making Workshop 2: The Art of the Protest

What The second workshop in the “Art of the Protest series” will allow participants time to make their own protest signs and other visual messages, while learning about “powerful and creative statements.”
Where The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 300 South Broad Street
When April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
How much Free. Registration is suggested but not required.

Medicare for All Teach-In

What Join PASNAP Politics, Health Care for All Philadelphia and Put People First - PA to discuss options for a teach-in on finding a solution for our "fragmented" health care system.
Where Friends Center at 1501 Cherry Street
When April 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
How much Free

Solidarity Sunday Mt. Airy/Germantown- ACT UP Teach-In

What Solitary Sundays is series of nationwide feminist activist groups predominantly focused on resisting the current presidential administration. The events are on the second Sunday of every month. For April, they'll cover how to take advantage of town halls to get across a political message, including strategies for getting called on and getting the crowd on your side.
Where Summit Presbyterian Church at 6757 Greene Street
When April 9, 2017 at 1:30 am to 4:00 am
How much Free

Action Collective: Refugee Town Hall- Debunking Alternative Facts

What Action Collective's seminar will debunk myths surrounding the refugee crisis, focusing particularly on the questions: Who are the refugees, what is refugee resettlement and why is it necessary, what is the United States' refugee resettlement program and how has the current administration's policies impacted refugees here and abroad?
Where WeWork Walnut Street at 1430 Walnut Street
When April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free

Immigration Enforcement Under Trump with the ACLU of PA

What Join the ACLU of PA and the Philadelphia ALCU Young Leadership Outreach Team for happy hour and a discussion on the Trump administration's immigration policies, including sanctuary cities and the travel ban. A portion of the funds from the happy hour will be donated to the ACLU of PA.
Where Field House at 1150 Filbert Street
When April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free. RSVP encouraged but not mandatory.

Direct Action Gets the Goods

What Learn how to elevate the anti-Trump agenda through direct action and nonviolent disobedience in what may become a series of workshops.
Where The Maas Building at 1325 North Randolph Street
When April 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free

March for Science in Philadelphia

What This Earth Day is Philadelphia's March for Science, which starts at City Hall and ends at Penn's Landing. Speakers and local band The Really Cooks will provide entertainment.
Where Penn's Landing at 101 South Columbus Boulevard
When April 22, 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
How much Free

Nationwide Nurse-In 2017 Philadelphia

What Non-nurses are welcome to the third annual Nationwide Nurse-In, which will highlight how repealing the Affordable Care Act would harm working mothers who, without the protection of the ACA, would rely on state laws to provide them with the assurance of time and accommodations for workplace breast pumping.
Where Philadelphia City Hall at 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard
When April 28, 2017 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
How much Free




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