Nutter to Speak at Great Expectations Convention Co-Sponsored by Penn's Project for Civic Engagement

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 20, 2007

WHO: Michael Nutter, Philadelphia mayor-elect

Harris Sokoloff, faculty director of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement

WHAT: Great Expectations Citizens Convention

WHERE: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m.; check-in at 11:30 a.m.

More than 500 Philadelphia area residents are expected to attend the convention, the culminating event of Great Expectations 2007, a joint project of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  

Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Michael Nutter will deliver the keynote address at 12:30 p.m. in Room 113.  Harris Sokoloff, faculty director of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, will oversee 30 small working groups to critique an agenda to help turn Philadelphia into the next great city.  That agenda is based on citizen input during more than 50 citizen forums in the spring and summer. The final version will be based on those critiques and be presented to Nutter and City Council early next year.

The event is free.  Lunch will be served, but space is limited.  Registration is required and can be done online at www.greatexpectations07.com/node/238, by calling 215-854-5956 or by e-mailing great-expectations@sas.upenn.edu.

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