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Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and History Making Productions to host the “Migration, Immigration, and Transformation” professional development workshop for local educators on September 17, as part of the ongoing 2019 GlobalPhilly Expo. The workshop spotlighted the immigration of people coming to Philadelphia and the way this has impacted the city’s social, political, and economic structure. 
October 14, 2019
Campus Philly hosted their annual College Fest on September 7, 2019 at Dilworth Park. As part of the 2019 Global Philly Expo, the event provided local students with an opportunity to meet an array of Philadelphia’s business leaders as they flocked back to the city for the start of the fall semester. Over 6,000 college students attended the event alongside over 45 exhibitors, including IKEA, GoPuff, Bank of America, Lyft, Chegg, and many more.
October 9, 2019
With teams representing 52 countries, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup kicked off its fourth annual competition in August and has united local soccer players in a World Cup-style tournament. We sat down with Bill Salvatore, director of the PHL Unity Cup to learn about the history, future and “secret sauce” of the Unity Cup. 
October 9, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, September 30, 2019 – Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), in partnership with Glenmede Trust Company, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and Friends Select School, has produced a public art project in honor of Sustainable Development Goal #5, “Gender Equality.” The project speaks to the Philadelphia World Heritage City Project’s overarching mission to raise awareness of the city’s heritage and global connections. A public unveiling of the artwork will be held at Friends Select Schoolat 3:00 PM on October 3rd.
October 2, 2019
American INSIGHT hosted its 2019 Free Speech Award Ceremony on September 22 to honor this year’s recipient, Hollywood Director Robert Greenwald, for his latest documentary, Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. The event was hosted at Cliveden of the National Trust, a historic mansion in Germantown that traces its roots back to the American Revolutionary War. 
September 23, 2019
The International House Philadelphia hosted their 14th Sanctuary Supper on the evening of September 10 to raise awareness and funds for the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO).  
September 23, 2019
Did you know that you can major in sustainability? Colleges and universities all across the nation offer programs on the subject. “A lot of people assume that sustainability is [just] environmentalism. It’s not,” says Rob Fleming, an architect, professor and director in the sustainable design program at Thomas Jefferson University.
September 16, 2019
The University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center is excited to announce an educator grant that we are offering in collaboration with GEEO, a Philadelphia-area nonprofit that helps educators travel.  
September 16, 2019
GlobalPhilly™ 2019  is offering 45 days full of international events in Philadelphia spotlighting our city’s medical heritage. Executive Director of Global Philly Association Zabeth Teelucksingh explained how Philadelphia is a place of many firsts for the medical field and why this is so important. Did you know one in every six doctors is trained in Philadelphia?  From September 1st through October 15th, Global Philly will offer over 100 events with 11 to 12 of those events shining a light on the city's medical reach.
September 12, 2019