Black + Gold Series: Building Mutual Understanding and Love across Race – Feb 18

Posted by Mayor's Office of Public Engagement on February 15, 2022

The Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement (OPE) is proud to launch a new initiative this month called the Black + Gold Series, focused on building cross-racial conversations and dialogue to promote cooperation and mutual understanding.

The Office of Public Engagement will curate events, activities and conversations, as well as partner with community-based organizations and institutions to highlight efforts to bridge together Black and Asian communities in Philadelphia. The Black + Gold Series will take place throughout 2022.

Upcoming Events as part of the Black + Gold Series:

  • 2/18/22: Asian Arts Initiative opens its Eco/Systems season with a most significant round table discussion on the critical tenets of mutual aid in resistance movements.
  • 2/22/22: Asian Arts Initiative is hosting an intercultural Seed Exchange.
  • 2/26/22: The Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement, Philadelphia Youth Commission, and Millennial Advisory Committee are coming together this Black History Month to host “ ‘anti-black·ish”.
  • 2/26/22: The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP), in collaboration with, presents “Black History Month Bunka-sai (Cultural Fair)” – a day of film programming, anime workshops, and taiko drum performances to explore the cultural and historical intersections of African American and Japanese American Communities.

Learn more about this series and how you can contribute! 

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