United Voices: Community Listening Session Report

Posted by Urban Affairs Coalition on February 13, 2024

As part of the Urban Affairs Coalition’s recent Mayoral election efforts, funded by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, UAC created the Community Listening Session report, United Voices.

The report was designed to discover and organize the issues most important to our City to help inform the new mayoral administration. The issues identified as the highest priorities through the discovery process align with the new administration’s focus areas for Philadelphia’s safer, cleaner, greener future. While aligned, these issues are not new or easy to remedy; they require all sectors to collaborate boldly, creating new pathways for everyone struggling to make a better life.

Especially as we enter Black History Month and reflect on challenges of equality and access throughout history that these issues are not the sole property of the Black community.

They span communities and require shared work, innovation, and perseverance to impact peoples’ life experiences. We are at a critical moment where our lessons from the past can inform our choices for the future, so let us unify our voices and our efforts across our region to impact all people in tangible ways.

Read the full the report.

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