President Amy Gutmann and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships offer their perspectives on community engagement.
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PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with an Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs through Feb. 3.
Volunteers are still needed for the MLK Day of Service at Penn, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, with a community breakfast inside Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags at 3417 Spruce St.
The Penn Museum is cited for hosting local musicians.
PHILADELPHIA — “In Material: Fiber 2012” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Featuring four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art through their use of unexpected materials, “In Material” deconstructs the popular definition of textile art.
California-based Lucy Arai re-invigorates the practice of sashiko, a decorative stitching process, and applies it to handmade paper and mixed media.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 2.
All MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public. They include workshops, discussions, panels, lectures, performances, special presentations, award ceremonies, interfaith programs and documentary-film screenings.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on black politicians in Philadelphia in relation to the high homicide rate.
Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading the MyHeartMap Challenge project.
Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for creating a contest that challenges Philadelphians to map defibrillators in order to increase awareness about the device availability.