SOYP Signature Event | Is it my place?: How to be a good neighbor in a changing Philadelphia

By Young Involved Philadelphia (other events)

Monday, November 4 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Philadelphia is home to some of the most rapidly gentrifying zip codes in the nation. If you’re from these areas, it can be difficult to witness familiar places change. And if you’re just moving in, it can feel challenging to navigate new dynamics and get to know your neighbors. So what do you do? How do you get involved and connect with the community in meaningful and authentic ways? 

Join PlanPhilly, Young Involved Philadelphia and a panel of community leaders at State of Young Philly for a conversation about how to be a good neighbor:

  • Learn tangible steps you can take to approach your neighborhood in a way that is respectful to all residents, both old and new. 

  • Hear about the ways people in your neighborhood may be affected by demographic trends and most importantly, consider the role each of us play in the changing city.

  • Meet the organizations that are doing the work to mitigate and address these changes

  • Find opportunities to volunteer and enroll in courses to become a better neighbor

5:30 pm Doors open, chat with local organizations

6:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION featuring: 

  • Helen Gym, Philadelphia Councilperson, community member
  • Chad Hooper, South Philly Co-Op, community member
  • John Chin, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), community member
  • Naida Elena Burgos, Citizens Planning Institute Contributor, Temple University Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy, community member


7:00 pm SOCIAL HOUR: Organizations and attendees get an opportunity to meet and mingle with one another over volunteering opportunities, shared missions, and more! Light bites, coffee, and friends will be provided.