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Want to hear more solutions from Michael Eric Dyson, Wes Moore, Arne Duncan, Cheryl Dorsey and other speakers from this year’s Ideas We Should Festival? You’re in luck: Several have written books—and most of them are available at Philly’s Head House Books, the Festival’s official bookstore partner. Here’s a curated list of their books to … Continue reading The Ultimate 2020 Ideas We Should Steal Festival Reading List
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Today, The Citizen will kick off day one of our (virtual) 3rd annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival. If you’d attended last year’s in-person Festival, held at the stunning Ralph J. Roberts Forum at the Comcast Center, you’d have had the powerful experience of hearing from Taylor Paul, who closed out the event with a … Continue reading Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: “You Can’t Be Afraid of the Mess”
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Even in the midst of a new lockdown, the holidays are in full swing in Philadelphia. New wintertime activities are popping up nearly ever week—and thankfully for us, they’re all things we can do in the fresh, open air. Big to-dos happening across the city right now include the whimsical Christmas Village at LOVE Park, … Continue reading Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week