Newsletter for Saturday, July 9
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The crowd that marched down Broad Street last night was made up of all races, all colors (Instagram via @medlowminus)
ACTIVISTS MARCH AS CLINTON SPEAKS IN PHILLY
Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, the five Dallas police officers, criminal justice reform and gun control. As activists coalesced into multiple protest and solidarity marches in Philly on Friday evening, Hillary Clinton made her case for why all those topics should be discussed together, speaking to the AME Convention at the Pa. Convention Center. Here’s the full transcript of her speech.
MEET PHILLY’S FIRST-EVER GENDERQUEER YOUTH POET LAUREATE
As Philadelphia’s fourth youth poet laureate, Otter Jung-Allen works alongside the city’s Poet Laureate (currently Yolanda Wisher), and receives a stipend of $1,000. The rising high school senior is transgender, and on a mission to use poetry to raise visibility for young transpeople. Here’s Jung-Allen’s story.
WHAT UBER’S BIG PHILLY INVESTMENT MEANS FOR RIDERS
Now that Uber’s frenemy the PPA has finally extended an olive branch (the one good thing to come out of the Regional Rail crisis?), the ride-sharing service is doubling down and perhaps saving you a few dollars. A $2.5 million investment, up from an announced $1 million, should result in more drivers in high-demand areas and less surge pricing.
ON THE CALENDAR
The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio) hosts a two-day party by the river featuring food from nearly every Latin American country, crafts, live music, a dance competition and a kids' corner.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn's Landing at 101 S. Columbus Blvd. 19106
When: July 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to July 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Urbanstead director Lisa Gaidanowicz leads the first in a series of workshops put together by the New Community Project. This week: Planting and propagation. RSVP to assure a spot.
Where: Rally Coffee at 701 S. 7th St. 19147
When: July 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Relive the adventure of Marty McFly, Doc and the famous DeLorean, shown on a giant screen and backed by the talents of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The 80s won't know what hit them.
Where: The Mann Center at 5201 Parkside Ave. 19131
When: July 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: $25 and up
Leaders from the ACLU and other policy orgs host a community forum about systemic disparity in the US justice system, set to the backdrop of the museum's current exhibit, plus live pop-up performances.
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia at 701 Arch St. 19106
When: July 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Donations accepted with RSVP