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Global Philadelphia will hold both in-person and virtual events and programs May 22-27 to honor Philadelphia’s seventh year as a World Heritage City, including a new community mural unveiling.  
May 19, 2022
By Aaron Stoyack On October 15th of last year, the first UNESCO Trail was launched to digitally connect thirteen UNESCO-designated places. Amongst these thirteen, biospheres, global geoparks, and creative cities were included along with six World Heritage Sites. Scottish Parliament member Neil Gray began a fascinating virtual conference by celebrating this achievement and thanking the staff of all six of Scotland’s WHS that would be presenting.
May 4, 2022
By Jeremy Goodman On April 28th, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) had its first in-person unveiling for Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education at St. Joseph’s University (SJU). One of two murals that were curated for this SDG project, this work of art at the SJU Sciences Center was only a block away from the first one that was completed by the Samuel Gompers school.
May 4, 2022
By Jessica Barber Quiara Alegría Hudes boasts many accolades: Yale graduate, award-winning essayist, playwright for sold out Broadway and local masterpieces, composer, pianist, and so much more, but first and foremost, she’s a “West-Philly-born-and-bred language grrrl.” Chosen for the One Book, One Philadelphia Award, Hudes’ Pulitzer-prize winning memoir My Broken Language has been hard to find on the shelves of Philadelphia bookstores because of its popularity and “can’t put it down” quality of prose, humor, and self-reflection. To put it simply, she’s the writer Philly has been waiting for. 
April 27, 2022
WHO: Produced by: Global Philadelphia Association (GPA)  Host: Saint Joseph’s University Sponsors: Saint Joseph’s University and Samuel Gompers School, School District of Philadelphia  Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia  Artist: Arthur Haywood (son of PA State Senator Art Haywood)
April 26, 2022
By Jessica Barber Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture has recently added five new board members to its Board of Directors, bringing its total number to eleven. These talented and diverse cohort of directors have varied experiences and areas of expertise that are certain to enhance Al-Bustan's cultural reach throughout Philadelphia.
April 17, 2022
By Aaron Stoyack On April 5th, Drexel University hosted the Quarterly Members Meeting of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia (CCAP). The CCAP includes representatives from 70 different countries and is the oldest such association in the US.
April 15, 2022
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April 8, 2022
By Jessica Barber In keeping tradition with Philadelphia's commitment to global-mindedness, universities throughout the region are devising innovative and exciting strategies to expand their student and staff learning opportunities.
March 31, 2022
By Samantha Stewart  PA Humanities has a new look and brand. The nearly 50-year-old nonprofit unveiled its new logo in November, which showcases a multicolored PA logo instead of the previous navy blue letters PHC. 
March 28, 2022