Cultural Calendar: Past Events

Sickle Cell Walk

September 24, 2016
Sickle Cell Walk

September is recognized as National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter in partnership with AFSCME District Council 33 will sponsor the 19th Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5k Walk/ Run Fundraiser on Saturday September 24, 2016 at Belmont Avenue & North Concourse Drive, across from the Please Touch Museum.

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PCOL Cultural Committee: Black Family Reunion

September 16, 2016
PCOL Cultural Committee: Black Family Reunion

In honor of the late Barbara Daniel Cox, Kenny Gamble, Rahim Islam and the Philadelphia Community of Leaders Cultural Committee are bringing back the Black Family Reunion as part of its 2017 Cultural Calendar.

On Friday, September 16th, 6pm, the PCOL Cultural Committee hosted a reception at the African American History Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, with over 100 attendees.

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Catto Voter Empowerment Initiative Press Conference

September 15, 2016
Catto Voter Empowerment Initiative Press Conference

The initiative has collaborated with numerous organizations in an effort to get more minorities registered to vote and to protect and inform them of voting rights. The drive is named after civil rights activist Octavius Valentine Catto, who died on his way to vote on Election Day.

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African Genesis Ambassadors

July 30, 2016
African Genesis Ambassadors

Among those addressing the audience was legendary music producer and chairman of Universal Companies Kenny Gamble and convener of the Philadelphia Community of Leaders Rahim Islam. Both Universal Companies and PCOL are strong supporters of the institute, with PCOL presenting a check for more than $14,000 to the organization at the ceremony. Gary Shepherd of Third Floor Media served as the emcee.

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PCOL Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2016
PCOL Juneteenth Celebration

Kenny Gamble and the Philadelphia Community of Leaders hosted the Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, commemorating the end of slavery. A parade started at Washington Square and ended at the African American Museum, where there was an African Bazaar and market place.

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