Global Philadelphia Unveils New Community Mural in Coordination with Juneteenth at Project HOME Women of Change Promoting Just, Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies

The organization, which raises visibility for Philadelphia to an international audience, will host a new mural unveiling
event in association with Wawa Welcome America, The Harry and Catherine Halloran Family Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia.
WHO: Produced by: Global Philadelphia Association (GPA)
Host: Project HOME Women of Change
Sponsors: The Harry and Catherine Halloran Family Foundation
Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia, Wawa Welcome America
Artist: Russell Craig
WHAT: Global Philadelphia Association meets another United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) with the unveiling of new public arts mural, by Russell Craig, in coordination with Juneteenth, celebrating Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions at Project HOME Women of Change in Center City. Sponsored by The Halloran Family Foundation, the mural unveiling will be apart of Wawa Welcome America’s event line-up and present a bold, elegant interpretation of the goal, reinforcing their commitment to promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action set forth by the United Nations for all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize thatending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including social justice, education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. This mural will reflect Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions as means to create more inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at
all levels.
The event will include musical performances by Philadelphia’s own Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, followed by remarks from GPA, Project HOME, Mural Arts, The Halloran Family Foundation, and City Representative Sheila Hess. Concluding the speakers, the mural will be unveiled in an official artwork ribbon cutting ceremony.
WHEN: Monday, June 20, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Remarks and performances will begin at 4:00 PM)
WHERE: Project HOME Women of Change (2042 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19103)
VISUALS: The outdoor event will provide many opportunities for photography, including:
  • The new addition to Philadelphia’s public artwork community by local artist Russell Craig
  • Musical performance by Philadelphia’s Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
  • Remarks from City Representative Sheila Hess on the importance of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
QUOTES: “We are committed to fostering the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and this collaboration
with Project HOME is an opportunity to further that commitment,” said Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director of
Global Philadelphia Association, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the region’s global profile. “This new piece of public
artwork by Russell Craig, affirms and artistically presents our citywide mission of promoting peace, justice and strong
Institutions in Philadelphia.”
PR CONTACT: Ally Wengel: (E) [email protected] (C) 908-914-5052

About the Global Philadelphia Association:
The Global Philadelphia Association consists of more than 200 internationally involved organizations, businesses, and
individuals in Greater Philadelphia. It was created to assist – and to encourage greater interaction among – the many
organizations and people who are engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to promote the
development of an international consciousness within the area, and to enhance Philadelphia’s global profile. For more information, visit website: