National Student Civic Engagement Week Events

Posted by on February 14, 2003

Come one! Come all!

Learn about major issues affecting your community and your world – and then learn how to make change through community service AND political action. Each event listed below is designed to be a “teach-in” about an issue, and each corresponds to an ongoing PHENND outreach project.

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  • The ABCs of Hunger. Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, 6:30-8:00 PM. This workshop will explore the politics of food in America, focusing on both private and public efforts to combat hunger. This workshop will be facilitated by Pat Temple-West, Director of Nutritional Development Services, the nutrition program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Location: La Salle University, Olney Hall, Room 100.
  • Removing Barriers to College Achievement: Getting Philadelphia?s Youth ?GEARed-UP? for Success: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, 4:15-6:15 PM. This workshop will explore some of the barriers that prevent the majority of Philadelphia?s public school youth from successfully applying to and completing college. Location: University City High School, Room 4, 3601 Filbert Street
  • Panel Discussion on Welfare to Work, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, 7:30-9:00 PM. Community College of Philadelphia, West Regional Center, Community Room, 4725 Chestnut Street. Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Cares.
  • Racial Wealth Inequality: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, 7:30-9:00 PM. This workshop will explore wealth distribution in the U.S., particularly along racial lines, the history of asset accumulation in the 19th and 20th centuries through participants’ collective family histories, and reviews the role of government in this process. We will examine historical and present-day barriers to wealth building, and review proposed policy interventions for non-asset owning households. This workshop will be facilitated by Heather Kilmer, Associate Director of University of Pennsylvania?s Civic House and trained facilitator for United for a Fair Economy. Co-sponsored by Civic House and Philadelphia Cares. Location: University of Pennsylvania, Civic House, 3914 Locust Walk.
  • Day of Service with Philadelphians Concerned About Housing: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, 10 AM – 2 PM. Help clean out abandoned homes in preparation for a major rehabilitation project. Meet at PCAH Offices, 21 S. 61st Street (near El stop at 62nd and Market). Wear old junky clothes and bring gloves if you have them.

    To RSVP for any of these events, please contact Hillary Aisenstein, or 215-573-2379.

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