Town Hall 2017

Join Bread & Roses Community Fund on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for our annual town hall: The Fire THIS Time: Community Organizing Then and Now.

Online registration has closed. There is still plenty of room, so please come join us and you can register on site! See location details below.

With this year’s town hall, Bread & Roses is delighted to bring together seasoned and novice organizers, activists, and supporters of real change. The goals of this year’s town hall are:

  • To commemorate and learn from 40 years of community organizing in Philadelphia
  • To expand our understanding of community organizing
  • To provide an opportunity for Bread & Roses’ supporters to strengthen their historical and present knowledge of organizing in the region
  • To convene donors, seasoned/novice organizers & allies to discuss current state of community organizing in Philadelphia

We hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday, March 28 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Dinner and refreshments will be served)

Where: Taller Puertorriqueño – 2600 N 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

Additional Information: Food and refreshments provided, ASL interpreter will be provided. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare will be provided.

Contact: Edurne Irizarry-Alvarez, Graduate Intern, // 215.731.1107 x208

*The Town Hall title was inspired by The Fire Next Time, a 1963 book by James Baldwin. Town Hall planning committee members chose “The Fire THIS Time” to reflect the emotions and actions arising in both seasoned and novice organizers/activists as a result of this past presidential election. In addition, committee members chose “Community Organizing Then and Now”, to acknowledge the imperfections of past presidential administrations, at the same time, recognize the difference in how community organizers will need to organize now, versus then.

2017 Town Hall Planning Committee

Shani Akilah, Black & Brown Workers Collective
Rafael Alvarez, City of Philadelphia Office of Council Woman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez
Kirtrina Baxter, Soil Generation
Denise Beek, Leeway Foundation
Ben Dobkin, Caucus of Working Educators
Nijmie Dzurinko, Put People First
Sonia Galiber, Urban Creators
Erika Guadalupe, Fleischer Art Memorial
Amanda Hagg, Spring 2016 Giving Project, Bread & Roses
Marquita Taylor, Soil Generation
Erica Mines, Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal Justice (REAL)
Reverend Rhetta Morgan, Ecclesia Spiritual Center
Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, Black & Brown Workers Collective
Chhin K. Naroen, 1LOVEMOVEMENT
Ariel Taylor, PhillyCAM
Julien Terrell, School of Unity & Liberation