GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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When it comes to UNESCO World Heritage sites, Pennsylvania is blowing it out of the water.
July 10, 2019
The Wawa Welcome America Festival kicked off on June 29, 2019, with a variety of events for all to enjoy. Some of the highlighted activities included free concerts, eating some of Philadelphia’s culinary classics, and free visits to museums across the city. In particular, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened its doors so that festival-goers could get a first-hand look at the rare books the library has to offer.
July 8, 2019
Mayor Jim Kenney and Comcast's Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, David Cohen, hosted a press conference at Lincoln Financial Field, announcing Philadelphia’s plans to place a bid as host of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. 
July 1, 2019
The West Park Arts Fest, held on Saturday, June 8, helped raise awareness about the Parkside area’s history and heritage, as well as promoted Philadelphia’s art and cultural talents. Held in West Fairmount Park, close to the popular Please Touch Museum, the free festival was organized by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and the West Park Cultural Center. 
June 26, 2019
Travel and explore World Heritage Cities with a 1.000 € scholarship! Apply for the OWHC Young Travelling Scholorship. Deadline extended to July 7.
June 25, 2019
Imagine a second grader flying a kite around her classroom that she designed and constructed herself. Does it seem impossible? Not really! 
June 25, 2019
The Select Greater Philadelphia Council hosted its fourth annual Breaking Ground program on June 12, 2019, to showcase the innovative development projects popping up across the Greater Philadelphia region. Hosted at the University of the Sciences, the event specifically highlighted upcoming projects in Trenton, New Jersey; Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Claymont, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
June 25, 2019
Jonathan Lovitz has served as the Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce since 2016, where he oversees all external affairs including media and communications, public policy, and partnerships and alliances. Prior to this, he toured nationally with two Broadway shows, as well as worked as a news anchor for Logo TV. Lovitz has become a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, and NPR and is an outspoken supporter of The Trevor Project, GLSEN, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. What does the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) do?
June 13, 2019
On June 7th, I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Philly Pride Kick-Off Block Party. The block party marked the official start of Pride weekend here in Philadelphia, a whole weekend dedicated to celebrating the LGBT community, culminating in the annual LGBT Pride Parade. I normally don’t participate much in Pride, as I’m not one for crowds, but this year is special because it is the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and I wanted to be a part of it in some way.
June 12, 2019