GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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By Jessica Sklar for the Global Philadelphia Association    February 2018 marks the important 100th anniversary of the Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania - gaining their statehood. This Centennial marks the anniversary of these three countries declaring their independence and statehood, and is a time of celebration and is a time for the citizens of these three countries to honor their culture and heritage.
February 26, 2018
 By Erin Yoder for the Global Philadelphia Association
February 23, 2018
The largest container vessel to ever call at The Port of Philadelphia has arrived yesterday at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The M/V MSC Shuba B arrived from the West Coast of South America with a cargo of predominately perishable fruit. The origin of most of the cargo was from Chile and Peru, which included table grapes, peaches, plums, pears and blueberries.
February 16, 2018
In the summer of 2018 I traveled to India and Nepal with a group of teachers from the Philadelphia area. Our trip was coordinated and associated with the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Department, GEEO and Global Philadelphia. The purpose of the trip was to personally visit and learn about World Heritage sites is those countries and to bring back our experiences to our classrooms. An extra benefit to visiting these sites personally is that one learns about a people’s history, traditions and customs in action on a daily basis. You can see, hear, smell and taste a culture.
February 12, 2018
William Valerio, the Director and CEO of the Woodmere Art Museum, discusses the significance of the museum’s recent grand exhibition of world renowned painter, muralist, portraitist, architectural and industrial designer, writer, civic leader, and advocate for world peace: Violet Oakley. The Woodmere is dedicated to the art and artists of Philadelphia and is proud to showcase Oakley, whose global career trajectory radiated out from her home in Greater Philadelphia during the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.
February 9, 2018
Will Becker for GPA This past Martin Luther King Day, the Global Philadelphia Association was in full force in contributing to the educational discussion in celebrating Dr. King’s work. The day began at Girard College, in which GPA held a volunteer seminar at Global Citizen’s King Day event. The largest and oldest King’s Day of Service event in the country, approximately 6,000 individuals and families gathered for the festivities. GPA had a table in the civic engagement portion of the event, and this occurred alongside a job fair and other community-minded programming and activities.
February 7, 2018
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Drexel University is driving to reach the next level of excellence, and 2017 was the year in which some of our most important work came into focus.
January 26, 2018
Will Becker for GPA On September 15, 2015, 193 countries adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved over the next 15 years. Each of these goals have specific targets and are broadly being carried out to address continuing global issues such as ending poverty, protecting the planet, and to ensure a greater quality of life throughout the world. 
January 24, 2018
By Melissa Romero for Curbed Philadelphia If you have somehow managed to avoid flying out of or into the Philadelphia International Airport, color us impressed.
January 19, 2018