February 13-17: whyilovephilly, high tunnels, Ignite Philly 9, DuBois and Design

#whyilovephilly party 2.0

Monday, February 13, 6-9pm. National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd Street. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing your love for Philly with Young Involved Philadelphia’s live/online forum #whyilovephilly.

High Tunnels: A Sustainable Solution to Local Urban Agriculture

Wednesday, February 15, 6-8:30pm. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Learn about how high tunnels – temporary, energy-efficient structures – could help improve affordable urban agriculture in Philadelphia. Free, register online.

Ignite Philly 9

Thursday, February 16, 6-10pm. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue. Settle in for an evening of rapid-fire presentations about big ideas hatching in Philadelphia. Doors open at 6, presentations start at 7. Tickets start at $5, and may be purchased online.

DuBois and Design

Friday, February 17, 12:30-2pm. University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Building, 205 S. 34th Street. On Friday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees will appoint W.E.B. DuBois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies. As part of Penn’s day-long conference celebrating DuBois, Professor of Fine Arts Terry Adkins will unveil “The Philadelphia Negro Reconsidered,” a 18 silkscreen prints, and Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Amy Hillier will present the board game “The Ward: Race and Class in Philadelphia’s Seventh Ward.”

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