Past Events

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us for a day of science learning, exploration, superheroes and more!

Pre-Registration Required

Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 10:00 for a day of fun, interactive science and exploration as we take Girl Scouts into the Marvel Universe!

Tickets are just $23, huge savings off the box office price, and include:

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:15pm

Stop by before the 8 p.m. performance of THE GREAT LEAP and grab a drink and a snack in InterAct Theater Company's comfortable lobby, while mingling for a good cause with fellow patrons. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 50% of all concessions sales will be donated to the Council!

About the Show:

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.” The event will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm with a public reception and keynote presentation from Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us on Friday, June 7, 2019 for GIC’s African Business Roundtable, held in collaboration with the Annual ODUNDE Festival! This annual event is free, but registration is required.

Created in 1975, ODUNDE provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to meet, engage, cultivate, and learn about the African Diaspora’s heritage, communities, leadership and arts. ODUNDE is the largest African festival in the United States. Click here to learn more.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.” The event will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm with a public reception and keynote presentation from Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

In support of Philadelphia’s place as a national leader in democracy and justice, Citizen Diplomacy honors Robert A. Swift, a pioneer in human rights litigation, for his groundbreaking work in pursuit of justice for human rights victims around the world.

2019 CITIZEN DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR
ROBERT A. SWIFT

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

How is the museum collection a site of violence? In conjunction with the exhibition Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts, this screening delves into the processes of collecting in anthropological and archaeological museums and how these processes are inextricably bound to histories of colonialism in the 19th century. Examining both the processes by which colonists looted art and artifacts from African nations and how these objects were subsequently displayed, this screening addresses the colonial legacy embedded in art institutions today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please come and join us during THE ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2019 week of events.

Come and enjoy this FREE event where influential and powerful people in Philadelphia tell their stories of success in their own words. Space is limited. Only RSVP for this event if you can attend, if not be Kind and let the individuals that will be able to attend RSVP. Thank you so much for supporting ODUNDE! We look forward to seeing you at THE ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2019!

*You must be 18 years or older to RSVP.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In this talk, Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Walter A. McDougall will explore the nature of the crisis that led to the split between Britain and the colonies between 1763 and 1776, with emphasis on Benjamin Franklin’s role as the colonies’ principal agent in London during those years.  He was an avid British patriot who tried to reconcile Parliament and the colonies until the very last year. What happened and why?  Join us for this unique discussion of the politics and geopolitics of the American Revolution.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rebecca Clothey, PhD

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Global Studies

Drexel University

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rebecca Clothey, PhD

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Global Studies

Drexel University

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Visit the Reading Terminal Market for storytime, with stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and more! While there, enjoy all that Philadelphia’s historic public market has to offer.

Located in the seating area behind Miller’s Twist.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Anne Parsons: Decarcerating America: Efforts to Close Mental Hospitals and Prisons Today, the UNITED STATES makes up about 5% of the world's population, but holds over 20% of the world's prisoners. In response to this crisis, people across the political spectrum are working to decarcerate prisons. Anne Parsons, author of From Asylum to Prison, will discuss this movement and the lessons that we can learn from her research on the closure of state mental hospitals in the late 20th century UNITED STATES.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Overview

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please come and join us during THE ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2019 week of events.

Our African Pottery Class is for everyone! Space is limited. The African Pottery class will be $10.00 and you will recieve a FREE ODUNDE FESTIVAL T-SHIRT upon arrival of the class. Only RSVP for this event if you can attend, if not be Kind and let the individuals that will be able to attend RSVP. Thank you so much for supporting ODUNDE!

We look forward to seeing you at THE ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2019!

*You must be 18 years or older to RSVP.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Explore the idea of forming an immigrant artist cooperative. This is a FREE workshop provided by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.

You MUST register to attend.