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2008 Teen Summit
Event Date:
March 1, 2008
Location:
Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center
Event Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Descripition and Details:
The most powerful teen conference on the east coast facilitated by Umar R. Abdullah Johnson, nationally certified school psychologist kinsman to Frederick Douglass.

The four featured workshops include: Childish Games but Adult Consequences - Relationship Trauma, Abuse & Teenage Pregnancy;

Fighting for all the Wrong Reasons, Self-Inflicted Genocide & The Politics of Black Teenage Violence;

What's love got to do with it? Sexually Transmitted diseases- The age of Herpes, AIDS & the Rebirth of Syphilis;

We have come this Far by Faith - From High Priest of the Pyramids to high hustler & prisoner: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of Black Youth.

Pre-Registration is required; for more information or to register, please call Millicent D. Wal at (215) 482- 1423, ex 1391.

Sponsored by Central North EPIC Stakeholders Group, Northern Homes Children & Family Services, Cecil B. Moore Advisory Council, DHS/Division of Community Based Prevention Services/Community Outreach Unit.

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Grief Support Group - Where the Healing Process Begins
Event Date:
March 1, 2008
Location:
Philadelphia Public Library, Greene Street & Chelten Ave.
Event Time:
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Descripition and Details:
Sponsored by: E.M.I.R. (Every Murder is Real), For more information call (215) 848-4068.

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Bereavement Support Group
Event Date:
March 8, 2008
Location:
Germantown Friends School - Stoke's Lounge
Event Time:
Begins @ 2:30 pm
Descripition and Details:
We will create a safe and sacred space by opening with prayer and giving each person time to speak. We will respect each other. Before we close, we will check to see if anyone needs more help. Then we will close with prayer. Our vision will be to help each person see that weeping may endure for the night, but that joy and healing will come in the morning. We will work to heal the dark depths in a person's life so that the light of life will come shining through.

For more information contact Fay Dawson at (215) 200-8453 Germantown Friends School - Stoke's Lounge 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Mothers In Charge opens Victim Center - Tours
Event Date:
March 10, 2008
Location:
Victim Support Center, 2233 W. Allegheny Avenue
Event Time:
10:00 am
Descripition and Details:

Mothers in Charge supports safe neighborhoods for families and communities through violence prevention, education and intervention. The organization will host the tours of its new Victim Support Center at Mothers in Charge North Offices, 2233 W. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia.

The event takes place Monday, March 10, at 10 am. The Center will provide grief support services to those who lost loved ones to violence, offer enhanced referral services to help victims navigate through complex criminal justice processes, and assist with practical matters such as simplifying funeral arrangements and obtaining funeral attire.

The tour will include a briefing on the organizations services and programs including grief support, violence prevention educational programs and workshops, juvenile inmate reentry, male and female mentoring programs, and parent education workshops.

On Tuesday, March 11th, Mothers in Charge will host a discussion with Philadelphias newly appointed Police Commissioner, Charles H. Ramsey at 6 pm. The Commissioner will outline his vision for working with Mothers in Charge and other organizations to reduce violence in Philadelphia.

Email here for more information or phone: 215-235-SAVE .

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UNITY R' US
Event Date:
March 11, 2008
Location:
African Islamic Cultural Center, 63rd & Grays Avenue
Event Time:
Begins at 6:00 PM Sharp
Descripition and Details:
NSF Project Build Up & The African Islamic Cultural Center Presents:

UNITY R' US; Diffusing Cultural Differences in our Communities! Join us in our efforts to bring unity in Southwest Philly.

The fighting, violence and disrespect must end now!

Join NSF Project Build-up P & Y Empowerment Team -No house untouched -South West Community Leaders -Bartram High School Principal -George W. Pepper Middle School Principal -Philadelphia Prison System (CJO) -Philadelphia Police Department

Offering conflict resolution, anger management, mediation, community open forum for parents and youth. Together let's stop our kids from fighting each other!

For more information, contact Paythia of NSF at 215.727.0115, Mwana Swans, Community & School Liason at 215.651.7700

LET'S REACH THEM AND TEACH THEM IN HOPES OF PREVENTING CRIME!!

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1st Annual Pennsylvania Minority Pre-Law Conference
Event Date:
March 12, 2008
Location:
Philadelphia Convention Center
Event Time:
TBA
Descripition and Details:

The Law School Admission Council will be hosting the 1st Annual PA Minority Pre-Law Conference. This event is free & we are inviting high school students interested in law as a career. We are also inviting students' teachers and counselors to accompany their students (ACT 48 credit is being looked into). Lunch will be provided and the day will have 2 breakout sessions with working titles for workshops that range from major & course selection in college, test preparation, law student panel, bar association panel, and an alternate session for teachers and counselors. More information to follow at College Prep Roundtable Meetings or visit www.LSAC.org

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Grief Support Group - Where the Healing Process Begins
Event Date:
March 15, 2008
Location:
Philadelphia Public Library, Greene Street & Chelten Ave.
Event Time:
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Descripition and Details:
Sponsored by: E.M.I.R. (Every Murder is Real), For more information call (215) 848-4068.

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Dignity Housing, 3rd Annual Jazz Buffet
Event Date:
March 16, 2008
Location:
Commodore Barry Club/Irish Center
Event Time:
4 - 7:00 pm
Descripition and Details:

As part of its year-long celebration of its twentieth anniversary, Dignity Housing will sponsor its 3rd Annual Jazz Buffet at the Commodore Barry Club/Irish Center at 6815 Emlen Street in Philadelphia. The event will take place on Sunday, March 16th from 4-7pm and offer great food, soulful jazz music, and the opportunity to support Philadelphia families in need. Ralph Penn and friends will be performing LIVE and Country Kitchen is providing a spectacular buffet. Tickets are $45 and are available by emailing Blair Thibault or calling her at 215-713-0960 ext.211.

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Tricky Subjects Training!
Event Date:
March 17, 2008
Location:
St. Davids, 515 E. Lancaster Ave
Event Time:
6 - 7:30 pm
Descripition and Details:

TRICKY SUBJECTS TRAINING!

Talking about reproductive rights can be tough, but it doesn't have to be that way!

Attend the Tricky Subjects training and we'll take you through 5 easy steps to help you feel comfortable and confident facing questions about birth control, sexuality education, or abortion. After a little practice, you'll no longer panic or get defensive when your uncle/co-worker/neighbor asks you how you can support birth control access for teens or volunteer for an organization that offers abortion services. You'll have the tools you need to confidently share your beliefs.

Join us in St. Davids on Monday, March 17 from 6-7:30pm to learn what every advocate needs to know about handling those tricky subjects!

Please RSVP for this event as space is limited, please email Melissa at publicaffairs@ppsp.org or call 215.351.5567. Be sure to include your phone number.

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Domestic Violence Workshop
Event Date:
March 19, 2008
Location:
Salvation Army, 1340 Brown Street
Event Time:
10 - 1:00 pm
Descripition and Details:
The Peoples Emergency Center will host a workshop on domestic violence on Wednesday March 19th from 10-1pm at the Salvation Army 1340 Brown St., Philadelphia.

The workshop, part of a Public Private Task Force series on housing and homelessness, will be facilitated by Lutheran Settlement House's Bilingual Domestic Violence Program & Women Against Abuse.

Participants will learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, its impact on victims and their children, barriers to safety, safety planning, effective intervention strategies, and the legal issues. The intersection of homelessness and domestic violence will also be explored.

RSVP here or call Kelly Durand 215-382-7522 ext 254.

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Community Night at the Franklin Institute
Event Date:
March 19, 2008
Location:
Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street
Event Time:
5 - 8:00 pm
Descripition and Details:
A Special Just For You Be the first to see the exciting Brand New 3D Shows!

3D Sun at 5:00, 5:30 and 7:00 pm Bugs! at 6:00, 6:30 and 7:30 pm

See the NEW exhibit, "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" for FREE.

Star Wars tickets are required for entry. Tickets are times and will be handed out first come, first served at Registration.
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Special Star Wars Fels Planetarium Show "Far, Far, Away" at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 pm. One show per visitor. First come, first served. Free IMAX tickets! See "Space Station" at 6:00 and "Dinosaurs Alive" at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be handed out at registration and are available on a first come, first served basis. Experience all of the exciting hands-on exhibits, including The Giant Heart, Sir Issac's Loft, Sports Challenge, Train Factory, Identity: An Exhibition of You and more! See in 3D by making your very own stereoscope. (While supplies last)

Take a journey to outer space in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. (Weather permitting) Please Note: Registration will take place in Harcourt I on the First Floor. Please enter through the Business Entrance, on 20th Street.

If you attend 4 Community Nights, you'll be entered for a chance to win a FREE Franklin Institute Membership from a year. The Next Community Night is April 9, 2008!

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Center in the Park celebrates Women's History Month
Event Date:
March 19, 2008
Location:
CIP Auditorium, 5818 Germantown Ave.
Event Time:
Begins at 1:00 pm
Descripition and Details:
Center in the Park (CIP), a community center that promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia, will sponsor two free events in celebration of Womens History Month.

On March 19, the Agape Praise Dancers will perform Celebrate Being a Woman. On March 26, the organization will present Grandmothers Speak: Reaching Back for Our Future, a candid discussion between the Grandmothers of Center in the Park and the young girls of the ESI Education Services & Learning Institute. Topics will include: self esteem, education, relationships, anger and more. Yvette Mitchell, Chair of the International Caucus of Women of the African Diaspora, Greater Philadelphia Caucus, will facilitate the discussion, which is open to women only.

Both events will take place at 1pm at the CIP Auditorium, 5818 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. For more information contact Lynn Fields Harris at 215-848-7722

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Teenage Female Sexuality Program/Youth Empowerment Group
Event Date:
March 20, 2008
Location:
Mander Recreation Center, 2140 N. 33rd Street
Event Time:
7 - 9 pm
Descripition and Details:
Teenage Female Sexuality Program/Youth Empowerment Group

Register Today!! Make a positive change for you!! A program developed to assist females deal with life challenges and prepare them for young adult hood!

When: March 20, 2008 [*** Classes held once a week on Thursdays]

Where: Mander Recreation Center 2140 N. 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Topics: Self-esteem, Adolescent coping skills, Relationship Building, Self-esteem Boosters, Teen Pregnancy, Sex-STDs, Dinner Provided, And much more!!!!

For more Information Contact Tayyaba Muhammad President/Founder of WSIC? @ 267-455-7530 or Patricia McCole- Facility Supervisor Mander Playground 215-685-3894

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Norristown Meeting to Address Suicide Prevention
Event Date:
March 20, 2008
Location:
Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 Dekalb Street.
Event Time:
Begins at 9:00am
Descripition and Details:
The Interagency Council of Norristown will host its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, March 20th at 9am on the topic, Talking About Suicide Prevention Across The Lifespan.

Guest speaker Tony Salvatore from Montgomery County Emergency Service will discuss recent trends in suicide prevention and how suicide impacts various populations including youth, middle- age people and veterans.

The event will be held at Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA. For more information, email here or call 610-270-2902

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Cocktails for a Cause
Event Date:
March 20, 2008
Location:
Sugar Mom's, 225 Church Street
Event Time:
5 - 8:00 pm
Descripition and Details:

Cocktails for a Cause featuring Kinky Quizzo!

Please join us for Cocktails for a Cause where we will discuss affordable birth control crisis!

50% of the ENTIRE DAY's Sales on March 20 will be donated to Planned Parenthood. $5 Suggested donation. For more information call 215.351.5552 or visit www.ppsp.org.

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PANO offers accountability seminar
Event Date:
March 20, 2008
Location:
Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center, Rm 300 AB, 1809 N. 13th Street
Event Time:
8:30 am - Noon
Descripition and Details:

The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and Your Part Time Controller will present Proactive Accountability and Transparency for Todays Nonprofit Sector, a workshop designed to provide nonprofit leaders with the knowledge and hands-on tools they need to respond to the ongoing changes in nonprofit regulations and accounting standards. Topics will include recent information on the Pension Act, changes in Form 990, Audit Standard Changes, fundraising regulations, and more. The program will be offered Thursday, March 20, from 9am-noon. The organization will also offer an introductory session on its Standards for Excellence on Wednesday April 9, 8:30am-noon. Both programs will be held at Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 300 AB, 1809 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia. Participants will receive CEUs from Temple University. For more information vistit http://www.pano.org/events.php and scroll down to the preferred program or send an email for a registration and information brochure.

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GENERATION OBAMA host an Afterwork Networking Mixer with UPPN
Event Date:
March 21, 2008
Location:
Pyramid Club - Mellon Bank Building
Event Time:
TBA upon RSVP
Descripition and Details:
UPPN After Work Mixer March 21st: Join UPPN for an Afterwork Networking Mixer hosted by GENERATION OBAMA on Friday, March 21st at the prestigous PYRAMID CLUB on the penthouse floor of the Mellon Bank Building. This is a guest-list ONLY event. Click here to RSVP Now. SORRY... THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. If we are able to negotiate more space with the Pyramid Club, we will re-open the guest-list.

Join the URBANPHILLY.COM PROFESSIONAL NETWORK to be the first notified.

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Join UPPN for an Afterwork Networking Mixer on Friday, March 21, 2008 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at the prestigous PYRAMID CLUB (1734 Market Street - 52nd Floor of the Mellon Bank Building) on the top floor of the Mellon Bank building. This month's event will be co-hosted by GENERATION OBAMA. Generation Obama/GO is a locally-based but nationally coordinated grassroots movement led by young activists with a simple goal: electing Barack Obama the next President of the United States of America through field work, political organizing and fundraising.

Come out to meet, greet, socialize and network with other UPPN members, and find out more about GO. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

Are you registered to vote? Only registered DEMOCRATIC Voters can vote in the PA Democratic Primary. Last day to register, or change party affiliation is on March 24th. Registration forms will be available at the event.

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Bereavement Support Group
Event Date:
March 22, 2008
Location:
Germantown Friends School - Stoke's Lounge
Event Time:
Begins @ 2:30 pm
Descripition and Details:

We will create a safe and sacred space by opening with prayer and giving each person time to speak. We will respect each other. Before we close, we will check to see if anyone needs more help. Then we will close with prayer. Our vision will be to help each person see that weeping may endure for the night, but that joy and healing will come in the morning. We will work to heal the dark depths in a person's life so that the light of life will come shining through.

For more information contact Fay Dawson at (215) 200-8453 Germantown Friends School - Stoke's Lounge 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

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Meet and Greet with Your Local Politicians
Event Date:
March 22, 2008
Location:
The Free Library - Wiedner Branch (28th & Lehigh Avenue)
Event Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Descripition and Details:

Olney Strip and North Philadelphia Youth and Women invites you to a Meet & Greet with your local politicians, to voice any questions or concerns you may have about your neighborhood. Hope to see you there!!

For more information, contact President, Clifford Latney at 267.575.2903.

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Discussion Series, Can Positive Behavior Support the Climate in our Schools?
Event Date:
March 25, 2008
Location:
United Way, 7 Ben Franklin Parkway
Event Time:
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Descripition and Details:
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), the School District of Philadelphia and United Way have announced a series of discussions on behavioral health and climate in the Philadelphia public schools. The first session, Can Positive Behavior Support (PBS) the Climate in Our Schools, will be held March 25th from 4:30 to 7:30pm at United Way, 7 Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

The event, which will feature keynote speaker Robert H. Horner of the University of Oregon and the US Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, will offer perspectives from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Panelist Ron Sudano of the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network will discuss who is doing PBS and why Pennsylvania has signed on. Panelist Bill Davis of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ will examine whether PBS can work in difficult school environments. Leaders from the Philadelphia School District will discuss the Philadelphia response.

Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Email Sheila Simmons or call 215-563-5848 ext. 12 to register.

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DHS, Foster Parent Town Meeting
Event Date:
March 26, 2008
Location:
Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901Kingsessing Avenue
Event Time:
7 - 9:00 pm
Descripition and Details:

The Philadelphia, Department of Human Services will hold a town-hall meeting for foster parents on Wednesday, March 26th from 7-9pm at Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia. Resource tables open at 6:30. The event, hosted by DHS Acting Commissioner Arthur Evans, will provide an opportunity for foster parents to learn about the status of DHS reforms and discuss their own concerns, complaints and suggestions. No registration is necessary for the event. Limited child care is available but must be reserved. For more information about the event or to register for child care call Donna Wyche at 215-683-6086.

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Community Literacy Night
Event Date:
March 27, 2008
Location:
Shaw Middle School, 5400 Warrington Ave.
Event Time:
5 - 7:30 pm
Descripition and Details:
A Community Literacy Night will be held at Shaw Middle School, 5400 Warrington Ave., Philadelphia on Thursday, March 27th from 5-7:30pm.

The free event will feature live music, student performances, workshops, booths showcasing literacy services within the community, storytelling, art in literature, rap/spoken word and a soul food dinner. Philadelphia 76ers tickets will be raffled and every student who attends with an adult will receive a free magazine subscription.

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Grief Support Group - Where the Healing Process Begins
Event Date:
March 29, 2008
Location:
Philadelphia Public Library, Greene Street & Chelten Ave.
Event Time:
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Descripition and Details:
Sponsored by: E.M.I.R. (Every Murder is Real), For more information call (215) 848-4068.

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"Turning it Around" Community Summits
Event Date:
March 29, 2008
Location:
Benjamin Franklin High School, 550 North Broad Street.
Event Time:
10 am - 2 pm
Descripition and Details:
Neighborhood dropout summits set for city

The Project U-Turn Collaborative is planning a series of Turning-it-Around Community Summits in Philadelphia to raise awareness about the dropout crisis and support local action to do something about it. The first four Summits will take place in the neighborhoods and focus on the populations hardest hit by the dropout crisis: North Philadelphia (African - American males), Eastern North Philadelphia (Latinos), Southwest Philadelphia, and South Philadelphia. Everyone who is interested in learning more or helping out is invited to attend.

Each summit will include the active participation of youth and parents; review local and city-wide research on Philadelphias dropout crisis; provide a synopsis of the neighborhoods well-being as reported on the Community Report Cards; include a workshop session in which attendees will participate in the development of a community action plan; and engage at least 100 attendees, including residents as well as educators, business-owners, communities of faith and non-profit leaders.

The first summit, in North Philadelphia, will take place on Saturday, March 29th from 10am to 2pm at the Nu Sigma Beacon Center at Benjamin Franklin High School, 550 North Broad Street (near Spring Garden Street) in Philadelphia. The program includes a presentation of statistics on the dropout crisis in North Philadelphia, break-out discussions on the communitys role in addressing it, a resource fair, keynote speaker, testimony from youth on their schooling experience, continental breakfast, and giveaways. Other summits will be held in Southwest Philadelphia on April 5th, South Philadelphia on April 12th, and Eastern North Philadelphia on May 17th. For more information or to register for these free events, visit http://www.projectuturn.net/summits.html.

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100 Influential Black Women Honored
Event Date:
March 30, 2008
Location:
First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street
Event Time:
3 - 7:00 pm
Descripition and Details:
In celebration of Womens History Month, the Philadelphia Women in the NAACP will host the first annual 100 Influential Black Women In Philadelphia Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 30, 37pm at First District Plaza, 3801 Market St., Philadelphia.

Tickets purchased in advance are $75 for individuals $750 for a table.

For tickets call 215-978-7500.

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