Uniting for Action: Pennsylvania Taking Action Across Pennsylvania's Urban/Rural Divide
What is this program all about? This is a NON-PARTISAN initiative to build connections and take joint action to address community challenges across distance and difference in Pennsylvania.
Who is leading this effort? The program reflects a collaboration among Urban Rural Action, the Free Library of Philadelphia's “Hear Me Out" civic dialogue program, and the the PA Project for Civic Engagement's “Can We Talk?" program.
Who is this for? Pennsylvania residents 18+ from urban, suburban, and rural areas with wide-ranging views who are tired of waiting for elected officials to address their community's needs AND want to take action themselves to improve the Commonwealth. In other words, it's for you!
How are we doing this? We'll meet once a month on Zoom for structured discussion, small group brainstorming, and collaboration focused on TAKING ACTION to strengthen our communities. When it's possible for all of us to collaborate in person for a major summit, we'll do so. More details below...
Summary of program activities (online + in-person):
1. May 7, 2020 @ 6-7:30 pm: During 90-minute, interactive Zoom video workshop, explore different perspectives of community members across Pennsylvania on issues that impact our communities. 2. June 2020: Brainstorm “Healthy Democracy" projects in Pennsylvania during 90-minute Zoom workshop.YOU decide the project you want to work on -- here are examples:
Social media campaigns that promote respect for different political perspectives
Efforts to counter misinformation
Initiatives to address Covid-19-related needs in our communities
3. July 2020: Design “Healthy Democracy" projects to implement in Pennsylvania 4. July 31-August 1, 2020: Gather IN PERSON in Gettysburg to further “Healthy Democracy" collaboration 5. August 2020 - January 2021: Implement“Healthy Democracy" projects 6. January 29-30, 2021: Gather IN PERSON in Philadelphia to further “Healthy Democracy" collaboration 7. February 2021 - November 2021: Implement“Healthy Democracy" projects
You will receive an invitation to join our May launch meeting via Zoom after registering below.
Registration deadline for Uniting for Action: Pennsylvania April 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern