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As the nucleus of American democracy, Philadelphia strives to champion the highest standards of human rights, even when it’s more comfortable to turn the other cheek. Located at 5501 Germantown Ave., the Lest We Forget Museum’s (LWFM) extensive collection uncovers the painful legacy of American slavery by displaying various artifacts used in slavery enforcement, such as slave ironware, shackles and manacles.
December 4, 2019
Annual Luncheon Will Spotlight Works of Local Charity Cradles to Crayons PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 6, 2019) –To celebrate five global leaders representing a cross section of Philadelphia’s international community and businesses, The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will host the fifth annual Globy Awards and Luncheon on Dec. 9, 2019.
November 25, 2019
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia hosted the 2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange from September 18 - 20 to foster business development in the Philadelphia region. Held at the National Museum of American Jewish History, the event was part of Global Philadelphia Association’s 2019 GlobalPhilly Expo and gathered local business, civic and government experts to collaborate in bringing Philadelphia’s economic vision to the global stage.
November 12, 2019
As the cultural backbone of human history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are too often lost within the United States’ diverse treasure trove of heritage and preservation efforts. But this is not an inherently American problem; countries across the world are struggling to spotlight the legacy of World Heritage sites and to surround them with a sense of collective ownership and pride. The United Kingdom is spearheading the movement to enhance this outlook.
November 7, 2019
The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, a Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) member, will host the full-year JapanPhilly2020 initiative, which will celebrate Japanese art, business and cultural activities and build excitement for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 
November 7, 2019
As Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) celebrates Philadelphia’s medical heritage through the 2019 GlobalPhilly Expo, it’s important to spotlight the medical institutions that have formed the backbone of the city’s progressive innovation. One of the best ways to celebrate this history is to tour the Weaver Historical Dental Museum at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. 
October 30, 2019
Step aside, Rocky. Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) and its partners unveiled a public art display at the opposite end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on October 3rd, in honor of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5, “Gender Equality.”
October 30, 2019
375 has never looked so good! Independence National Historical Park and Independence Historical Trust celebrated the 375th birthday of William Penn, Philadelphia’s founder, on October 14th by revitalizing his spirit within the city’s most famous historical sites.  
October 17, 2019
Comcast NBCUniversal hosted its 2019 Demo Day on October 10th, in celebration of their second annual LIFT Labs Accelerator program. Powered by Techstars, the event provided an opportunity for representatives from the program’s spotlighted companies to pitch their businesses to pioneers within Philadelphia’s investment, technology, and startup communities. 
October 17, 2019