15th Martin Luther King Day of Service, in collaboration with local businesses, we will collect school supplies to donate to the Roosevelt and Linglebach public schools from 10am – 12pm to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please drop donations off at 6353 Germantown Avenue. ALL DONATIONS ACCEPTED!
10th Men & Women in Military Operations – The history of men and women of color is often left untold, but, should be shared, especially upon their return “home”. Moderated by Thera Martin, host of WURD’S “Daybreak”, brave veterans of color will present their stories of military operations in service to our country since World War II. Hosted in partnership with Representative Stephen Kinsey, Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Philadelphia Alumni Chapter and Councilman Derek Green. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 25 W. Johnson Street, For further information call 215-849-6592. FREE
22nd The Legacy of Slavery – Will address the relevance of slavery to our current circumstances by focusing on mass incarceration and the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on race matters. Reggie Shuford, Executive Director, PA ACLU, Civil Rights Attorney and David Kairys, Temple University Professor of Law, Civil Rights Attorney, Writer, will discuss mass incarceration as a particular aspect of the legacy of slavery. 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. A suggested donation of $10 is welcomed. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Emerging Leaders Training Program Kick Off – The Emerging Leaders Training Program is a 10 week capacity building program for community practitioners, ages 18 – 30. Led by community building practitioners, program goals will build their leadership as emerging leaders who represent the “next” generation that can lead meaningful change in communities of color; strengthen the capacities of young practitioners; and elevate their voices and influence in Germantown. Orientation: 10am – 5pm Interested? Call 215-438-1768 to request an application FREE
16th Juneteenth Family Celebration – Celebrate the anniversary of Juneteenth, the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates the end of slavery. Features all day family oriented activities: freedom walk and parade, panel discussion examining a pressing community social issue, historical reenactments, food and drink marketplace, performance arts, exhibits, vendor marketplace, information resource tables, and guided historic tours. 12 pm – 7:30 pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
4th – Welcome America: Ring out Freedom and Independence in Germantown, Celebrate independence with prominent historic sites: Cliveden; Concord School House; and Johnson House. Features reenactments, Bell Ringing, guided tours and storytelling surrounding the history of the abolitionist movement. 11am – 4pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
6th Revolutionary Germantown Festival – The 1777 Battle of Germantown is reenacted throughout the day and features family friendly activities. Visit education and public information tables while you enjoy diverse food vendors. Take a tour at Johnson House to learn about the roles that African Americans played in the battle, the abolition movement, and brave freedom seekers, aided by a brave family of Quakers. 10 am – 4 pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
13th Holiday Carol Sing & Food Basket Give-a-way – No musical expertise required! Join us and lend your voice as we stroll along the Avenue singing holiday carols with residents, churches, businesses and historic sites. After caroling, embrace the joy of the season as the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance and Johnson House distributes food baskets to area families in need. Johnson House hosts this gathering so stop by and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies after the stroll. 4 – 6pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC!