Newsletter for Monday, Dec. 8
WHO’S NEXT: 15 COMMUNITY LEADERS CHANGING PHILADELPHIA
We’re back with “Who’s Next” — Billy Penn’s effort to spotlight the next generation of Philly’s leaders. This time around, we’re showcasing young neighborhood leaders — people whose work so often goes unrecognized. Take Aine and Emaleigh Doley, the Germantown sisters who co-created an effort to revitalize their block after the foreclosure crisis in 2008 left some of their neighbors without homes. Or Lamar Thomas, a 22-year-old student who spends his time as the executive director of the Strawberry Mansion Learning Center mentoring boys as they grow into men. There’s Jamie Moffett — he’s the Kensington-based filmmaker who started an organization that fights blight and turns low-income families into homeowners. Catch up on the whole list here.
#PHILLYDIEIN: PROTESTERS STALL EAGLES FANS WHO TAUNT ‘ASSHOLES’
It was planned since early Sunday: Protesters organized a “Die-In” outside the sports complex at Broad and Patterson in South Philly, just as the crowd was leaving Lincoln Financial Field. The event — four and a half minutes on the road followed by a march. The Eagles fans were a little annoyed, calling the protesters “assholes,” etc. For those who wonder why protesters march in front of seemingly unrelated events like pro football games, consider the reason for a protest: To focus attention on a topic.
TO DO: TALK ABOUT EBOLA AT THE MUTTER MUSEUM
WHAT: Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD,; Director, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR), University of Pennsylvania and Eileen C. Farnon, MD, Temple University, Former Head, Epidemiology Unit, Centers for Disease Control are speaking and answering questions. (Farnon has traveled to the ebola zone in recent months.)
WHERE: The Mutter Museum, 19 S 22nd Street
WHEN: 6:30-8 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
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BEER GARDEN AT 22ND AND WASHINGTON?
Naked Philly has the scoop: Building rep MSC Retail is thinking big for the former Frankford Chocolate Factory. The 24,000-square-foot space is being reimagined as a (gasp) beer garden. There are renderings and everything. Hey, as Naked City notes, it worked for Union Transfer.
4 W. PHILLY CHARITIES THAT NEED HOLIDAY CHEER
Socks for Seniors, toys and food are needed by some organizations in West Philadelphia, notes the West Philly Local. Tis the season for charity drives — witness the Salvation Army Santas a’ ringin’ all over town. These causes are all worthy, so consider what you can give this year.