The first exhibition of its kind at the Museum, Philadelphia Assembled joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together with hundreds of collaborators from across the city, the project explores Philadelphia's changing landscape and tells a story of radical community building and active resistance. Challenging, inspiring, and as expansive as the city, Philadelphia Assembled asks: how can we collectively shape our futures?
The Fathering Festival celebrates fathers, supporting them toward fuller and deeper engagement in their children's' lives and in building more equitable parenting practices with mothers and other parenting partners. The Fathering Festival will include performances of Spoken Word, Dance and Theater, and film screenings, based on fathers' stories from throughout Philadelphia. Parenting workshops and forums to support fathers and families will be offered. The Fathering Festival is a collaborative project of the Fathering Circle, organized by Eric Marsh, Les Rivera, and Billy Yalowitz.