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PACDC's Forward Equitable Development Conference

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Philadelphia, PA
Dorrance H. Hamilton Building | 1001 Locust Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Join 300 community developers, small business entrepreneurs, health practitioners, researchers, artists, educators, and activists committed to working toward a more equitable Philadelphia.  Conference attendees will explore innovative pathways to ensuring all Philadelphia’s residents and businesses prosper, network with others striving to undertake equitable development, and be uplifted and energized through moving stories of success and lessons learned. Keynote and workshops on Wednesday, June 26th, and in-depth learning seminars on Thursday, June 27th.

Liz Ogbu will deliver this year's keynote address. A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz is an expert on social and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. Among her honors, she is a TED speaker, one of Public Interest Design’s Top 100, and a former Aspen Ideas Scholar. Learn more here.

Optional half-day seminars will take place on Thursday, June 27th. Seminars include

  • Building Community Economy with Community Engagement
  • Building our Clout through Community Organizing 
  • Conducting Walk Audits 
  • Introduction to Healing Centered Engagement
  • Neighborhood Planning... A Case Discussion

PACDC Members: $129 (Wednesday Only) | $199 (Both Days)
Non-Members: $169 (Wednesday Only) | $239 (Both Days)

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For further information, contact Zakya Hall · · 215-732-5829 ext. 103