PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, July 15-19

pwcalendarPeople are taking to the streets all over the country since the Not Guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder case—and the same goes for Philadelphia. Protesters have rallied in Center City since Saturday night to voice their detest for the verdict and the opinion that justice was not served by the jury. We’ll keep you up to date with other protests going on with regard to that issue.

Neighborhood associations are also in full swing this week, holding everything from zoning meetings to green initiative meetings to town halls.

As usual, email me at if I missed anything and I’ll be sure to get it up here. Also, please note that starting this week, some of the meeting descriptions are copy-and-pasted word-for-word so as not to miss anything going on.

Monday, July 15

Rally for Trayvon Martin. Activsts around the country have posted the following to the web:

The verdict is a racist denial of justice,
we will #riseup4trayvon 
To demand:
•    No to racism, police brutality and racial profiling!
•    Jobs and schools, not jails!
•    End mass incarceration and deportations!
•    End stop & frisk and the war on youth!

Plan to hold justice assemblies in downtown squares, in communities, at schools and at busy street corners in your city or town.  Distribute flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin should be generalized with other local cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color.   
It’s critical at this moment for the movement to define this issue rather than the big business media or those who have little interest in defending Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and poor youth.

We are issuing this emergency call because the justice system has failed. It is riddled with racism and class bias. It is a system that jails over 2.3 million mainly people of color and keeps another 5 million under the repressive thumb of parole and probation status and a system that is not successfully prosecuting racist police or wanna’be cops like Zimmerman.

Saturday at 11:30pm to Monday at 5pm (for now.) Municipal Services Building/City Hall. 1401 JFK Blvd.

General meeting. The East Kensington Neighbors association will hold a general meeting.
6:30pm. Urban Worship center, 2036 E. Cumberland Ave.

Tuesday, July 16

Town watch integrated services. There will be a town watch meeting.
6pm. 12th District police department, 65th and Woodland.

Town hall meeting. The 7th Police District sponsors monthly Town Hall meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:00 P.M., at various locations throughout the District. The purpose of these monthly meetings is to allow the public and community leaders to meet with Captain Joseph Zaffino and his staff to voice any concerns regarding issues affecting our community. These meetings are open to the public and no reservations are required. Please pass this information along to all of your local membership groups, friends, neighbors and family. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Any questions regarding these meetings can be directed to the 7th District via telephone at 215-686-3070 or the District’s Advisory Council at

6pm. 8540 Verree Rd.

Methadone Clinic meeting. A hearing about the methadone clinic to be operated by The Healing Way at 7908 Frankford Ave.
6pm. Lincoln High School, 7908 Frankford Ave.

Philly 311 workshop. DescriptionPhilly311 mobile squad will attend this event to promote the Mobil App, Neighborhood Liaison Program and its Social Media efforts to Roxborough Development Corp. 311 Staff – Dwight A. Wilson CBO contact: James Calamia 215-508-235
6:30pm. 6111 Ridge Ave.

Neighbors association meeting. The Redfield Neighbors association will hold a meeting and will be updated on services regarding trees on Redfield St.
6:30pm. Sweet Union Church, 59th St. between Media and Landsdown

Police meeting. 1st Police district PSA 1 meeting, covering Morris St. to Oregon Ave., Broad Street to the Schuylkill.
6:30pm. 2301 S. 24th St.

Zoning meeting. The South Broad Street Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting, to hear about several properties: 1246 S. Broad, 1822 S. Broad and others.
7pm. 2301 S. Broad St

Clean and Green meeting. The South of South Neighborhood Association will hold a clean and green meeting to talk about potential open space, street cleaning and other issues.
7pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian St.

Zoning Committee meeting.
The Queen Village Neighbors association will hold a zoning meeting regarding new construction in that neighborhood.
7:30pm. Weccacoe Playground Building, 400 Catherine St.

Wednesday, July 17

Philly 311 workshop.
Philly311 mobile squad will attend this event to promote the Mobil App, Neighborhood Liaison Program and its Social Media efforts to Cecil B. Moore CDC 311 Staff – Dwight A. Wilson CBO contact: Anthony Harris (215) 873-4932
6pm. 2601 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Neighborhood Liaison training. This training will allow you to become a Neighborhood Liaison for Philly 311. Will give you the opportunity to stabilize your community If interested in this training please reach out to me at 215-683-0875. Staff Member Dwight Wilson.
6:30pm. Municipal Services Building, 16th floor.

Zoning meeting. The South of South Neighborhood Association will hold a zoning meeting to discuss properties at 2300 South Street, 2513 Grays Ferry, 2549-53 Carpenter, 2243-47 Christian.
7pm. 2040 Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian St.

Thursday, July 18

Special Investigating Committee on Demolition Practices in the City of Philadelphia. City Council’s investigatory committee regarding the building collapse will hear testimony on the following: Resolution authorizing the creation of a “Special Investigating Committee on
Demolition Practices in the City of Philadelphia,” to investigate safety problems and identify solutions related to the oversight of demolition projects in the City and, in furtherance of such investigation, authorizing the issuance of subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents to the full extent authorized under Section 2-401 of the Charter.
10am. City Hall, Room 400. 1 S. Penn Sq.

Police district meeting. 17th Police District PSA 3 meeting, covering Federal to Moore, Broad to 25th.
6pm. 1327 S. 19th St.

Zoning meeting. There will be a zoning meeting with regard to construction at 2516 Sepviva St in Fishtown/Kensington and 2646 E. Thompson St. in Fishtown.
6:30pm. Cione Rec Center, Lehigh and Aramingo Aves.

General membership meeting. The Fishtown Neighborhood Association will hold a general membership meeting.
7pm. Fishtown Rec Center, 1202-32 E. Montgomery Ave.

Queen Village Community meeting. Come hear about the final design scheme for Weccacoe Playground and learn about the results of the recent archaeological explorations.  Staff from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHS and Philadelphia Water Department will lead the discussion and answer any questions.
7:30pm. S. Philip Neri Church 218 Queen St.

Friday, July 19

Friday in the summer, and I found nothing going on. Email me at with your civic event.

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