PhillyNow Calendar: This week in civic events, Feb. 19-22 (Updated)
Tuesday, February 19
Philadelphia Job Commission: Mayor Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke will receive the Philadelphia Jobs Commission report in City Hall; both will deliver remarks. 12:30pm. City Hall Mayor’s Reception Room; 202. 1 Penn Square. Phila.gov
Black History Month Celebration: A panel will convene to speak on the civil rights movement. Mayor Nutter will deliver remarks. 5:30pm. Community College of Philadelphia, Klein Cube 170. 17th and Spring Garden St.
Police Meeting: 1st District police will meet with Newbold neighbors to discuss crime figures and speak with city residents. 6:30pm. 2301 S. 24th St.
Queen Village Neighborhood Association: The QVNA will hold a zoning committee meeting to discuss changes in city zoning. 7:30pm. Weccacoe Playground Building. 400 Catherine St. 215-339-0975.
Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association: The NLNA will hold an urban design committee meeting. 7pm. 3rd and Fairmount.
South Broad Street Neighborhood Association: The SBNA will hold a zoning meeting for public input regarding a proposal for the Armory Building. 7pm. Morgan Conference Room, Methodist Hospital, Broad and Ritner.
Reading/discussion: Saru Jayaraman will present findings from her new report, “Behind the Kitchen Door: What Every Diner Should Know About the People Who Feed You.” The co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Jayaraman will discuss restaurant workers’ rights and the “political, economic and moral implications of dining out.” 6pm. Central Library. 1901 Vine St. Free. 215-567-4341.
City Council: The City Council Committee on Commerce and Economic Development will discuss the “Philadelphia 21st Century Minimum and Benefits Standard,” which would effectively raise the minimum wage in the city. 10am. City Hall, Room 400. Phila.gov. And: Fight for Philly tells us their members will be packing City Council during the discussion, calling for a higher minimum wage.
South of South Neighborhood Association: SOSNA will hold its “Clean and Green” meeting to discuss open space at 17th and Carpenter, the Clean Ambassador Pilot Program, street cleaning and other issues. 7pm. Shiloh Baptist Church. 2040 Christian Street. southofsouth.org.
Wednesday, February 20
Health care: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in town to talk health care coverage with Mayor Nutter. 2pm. Mayor’s Reception Room, 202. City Hall.
Education and Health cuts demonstration: Protesters representing local community activist groups and unions will tell U.S. Senator Pat Toomey to help restore health and education funding and stop the sequester. 4:30pm. Sen. Toomey’s office. Comcast Center. 1701 JFK.
Getting Philly Covered: The Promise/Opportunity of the New Health Care Law: Rev. Dr. Campbell and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will host U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a conversation about the Affordable Care Act. 7pm. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. 5732 Race St.
South of South Neighborhood Association: SOSNA’s zoning committee will meet to discuss several new pieces of real estate development. 7pm. Shiloh Baptist Church. 2040 Christian St. southofsouth.org.
Queen Village Neighborhood Association: The QVNA will hold their sustainability committee meeting, where, it’s said, “all interested in sustainability issues are welcome.” 7:30pm. 400 Catherine St. qvna.org.
Spring Garden Community Civic Association: The civic association will hear from City Council president Darrell Clarke and the Philadelphia Bicycle Association regarding bike lanes on Fairmount Ave. 6pm. Lithuanian Church Hall. 19th and North St.
City Council: The Committee on Rules will hear testimony to amend the Philadelphia zoning maps with regard to the Philadelphia County border, the Delaware Expressway, 86th St., Island Ave., the Schuylkill River, Mario Lanza Blvd. and other spots. 10am. City Hall Room 400. Phila.gov.
City Commissioners’ Meeting: The Philadelphia City Commissioners hold a public meeting every Wednesday. 11am. 510 N. Delaware Ave. 6th Floor Conference Room.
School Reform Commission Meeting: The new SRC will meet to discuss the state of Philly schools and hear from the community. Those wishing to address the Commission must register the day before, by 4:30pm. 2pm. Auditorium of the School District Education Center. 440 N. Broad St., 2nd Floor.
Thursday, February 21
Fishtown Neighborhood Association: The FNA will hold a general membership meeting. 7pm. 1202-32 E. Montgomery Ave.
Police Meeting: 17th Police District. Police will discuss crime in PSA 3, which coveres Federal Street to Moore Street, Broad Street. to 25th Street. 6pm. Gospel Baptist Church. 1327 S. 19th St.
Queen Village Neighborhood Association: The QVNA will hold its monthly general meting. 7:30pm. St. Phillip Neri Church. 218 Queen St.
Friday, February 22
Queen Village Neighborhood Association: The QVNA will hold its 5th Annual Mardi Gras Party and Silent Auction, with catered food and beer. 6:30pm. 401 Lombard St. 215-627-2493.