Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) hosted a community resource fair and cookout in the Kensington neighborhood on Wednesday, Aug. 28. PPP and 30 partner organizations provided food, Narcan overdose reversal kits, Hepatitis and HIV tests, and a wide variety of services and resources from organizations across the city, all for free.
Mural Arts Philadelphia is in the final steps of creating a mural by renowned Chilean artist Ian Pierce, working with local artist Betsy Casañas and youth from Central and South America, as well as from the Caribbean. The a 3,000 square-foot mural is being installed in North Philadelphia this week and next and will be officially dedicated on August 27.
March 10, 2019 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising, and Tibetans are still fighting for freedom from direct Chinese control. In honor of their ancestors and relatives who trekked across Tibet, seven men set out on-foot from Philadelphia's Independence Hall to New York City's United Nations Headquarters where they arrived Saturday, March 9, 2019. Members of the Tibetan community gathered in protest in both locations to support the freedom fighters and to raise awareness for their families in Tibet who are still under Chinese control.
People gathered around small puddles on Market Street and JFK boulevard to watch Philadelphia's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Some were adorned in green and Orange to celebrate their Irish heritage, and others sang the Eagles' anthem with Pride.