GlobalPhilly 2019 Events

During the 45 days of the Expo, we promote programs, workshops, tours, specialty events, and more on behalf of our members to highlight the contribution that their organizations make to our city's global fabric. 

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Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

American INSIGHT's Free Speech Film Festival


Patron tickets ($50) are available now. General audience tickets ($10) will go on sale August 15.

Stay tuned for updates on the Free Speech Award-Winning film!



Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir are excited to bring the gift of song to the Roxborough community! Join us for Sunday in the Park, a FREE performance at Gorgas Park. Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir are part of Commonwealth Youthchoirs, a nonprofit children's choral organization of almost 800 youth, whose home is in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, where we strive to not only be a part of the community, but to enrich the neighborhood through song and access to the arts for its youth.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In partnership with Global Philadelphia, the International Law Committee and Committee on Academic Engagement, the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will host a panel discussion featuring recent graduates of the law schools in our metropolitan area.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 Professor Seth Anziska, University College London, discusses his recent book.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (All day)

Featuring a cocktail reception and a brief lecture on the work of French artist Marcel Duchamp and Matthew Affron, curator of Mondern Art, and a tour of PMA's world-class Duchamp collection. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professor Keren Friedman-Peleg discusses her research.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The Mid-Atlantic-Eurasia Business Council (MAEBC/MARBC) is pleased to announce the Days of Eurasian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC Fall 2019), which will take place in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and the Mid-Atlantic Region from September 19-27, 2019.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for autobiography, Libyan memoirist and novellist discusses the kidnapping and disappearance of his father, whom he has not seen since 1983.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:15pm - 7:30pm

Take a deeper look at the most important foreign policy issues and "Breaking News" topics of the day.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Palestinian-American poet Ahmad Almallah reads from and discusses his new book of poems, Bitter English.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

A riveting homage to famed poet/singer/songwriter, Leonard Cohen. With a soundtrack of Cohen's most beloved songs, choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem created a multidisciplinary work that evokes the cycles of human existence as described in Cohen's deeply insightful music and poems. Dance Me paints a multifaceted portrait of the man who gave us "Hallelujah" and "So Long, Marianne", his words finding profound, new meaning though dance.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:30pm

Measles? Mumps? Ebola? Our news is filled with new and recurring epidemics. To understand this news, students can be informed by lessons in social studies and STEM. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Global Philadelphia Association are co-sponsoring an educators’ workshop using primary sources to teach about Philadelphia’s global medical heritage.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On Saturday night, Sept. 28, at 7pm, Mighty Writers will be hosting a talk with Michael Barbaro, the popular host of the New York Times' podcast, The Daily. Mr. Barbaro will be talking about how he puts the podcast together every day under intense deadline pressure, the state of journalism in general and life at the New York Times.

Mr. Barbaro's talk is the centerpiece of MW's MightyFest Weekend Festival, which also features a literacy carnival for kids and a gospel breakfast at Girard College.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

A celebration of Latino culture in the heart of the city’s streets. Traditional Latino music, poetry, and dance make this vibrant festival a must-see event. Held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Puerto Rican Parade typically has around 1,500 marchers; more than 5,000 attendees; and 96,000 tune-in to watch live on 6ABC.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:30pm

Come out on September 29th for a match between the United States and Burkina Faso beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a match between Sierra Leone and Liberia at 8:00 p.m.


Monday, September 30, 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:30pm - Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

Join Fleisher and the official Día de los Muertos committee Calaca Flaca (Skinny Skeleton) in November as we hold our fifth Día de los Muertos celebration. With a theme of the Mayan Afterworld, it begins with a series of workshops focused on the traditional Mexican holiday and concludes with two altar celebrations, a vigil, and a procession through South Philadelphia. All events listed below are free and open to the public and held at Fleisher unless otherwise noted. Free registration is required for all workshops.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:30pm

A three part series for those thinking about expanding their business internationally.