Monday night forum invites community to share ideas on the meaning of work

What does work mean to you?  The “How We Fish” project invites the community to share their ideas and stories about the meaning, importance and challenges of work.  The stories will be incorporated into city-wide mural design with the resulting mural celebrating the spirit of Philadelphia workers.

The program, takes place this Monday, December 5, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 6001 Germantown Avenue. Dinner will be provided by Barclay Prime and Stephen Starr Restaurants.  For job seekers, employment resources and experts in job training will be available.  Everyone is invited to come out and participate in the creative forum and share their ideas and suggestions for the mural. 

The Mural Arts Project, with sponsorship by Citizens Bank and more than a dozen partner organizations, including the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, will create the art with input from the community and other stakeholders.  When finished the mural will honor the rich and diverse history of the Philadelphia workforce

The Monday night forum is the final in a series of conversations between artists, community organizations and residents across Philadelphia.  The video above is from an earlier forum where attendees discussed the idea of “the side-hustle” as part of a uniquely Philly entrepreneurship.

For more information contact the project at 215-898-1112, send an email to, or visit the website

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