By Yesh Khanna As a part of its Sustainable Development Goals Campaign, the Global Philadelphia Association, along with The Harry and Catherine Halloran Family Foundation, unveiled an exquisite piece of public artwork celebrating the United Nations’ SDG #16 - Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The artwork featuring Thurgood Marshall - the U.S. Supreme Court's first African American justice - was created by Russell Craig, a self-taught Philadelphia-based artist.
By Gary Wooten   Philadelphia claims 67 NHLs across the city that range from museums, cemeteries, libraries, estates, churches and community spaces. In celebration of World Heritage Week, annually observed on the third week of May, Global Philadelphia Association featured eight of the local NHLs in a video showcasing the international importance of our city.
By Chloe Hunt The Wistar Institute just launched its Bold Science // Global Impact Capital Campaign on June 16, 2022.
By Grace Elizabeth Hackney Five years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Amsterdam for a week during my spring break. While I was expecting this city of clogs and tulips to be fast paced like other European cities I’ve visited, I found that Amsterdam was very peaceful– with the exception of the bike lanes. 
By Emily Brooks In celebration of World Heritage Week, Global Philadelphia Association hosted the Executive Director of Philadelphia250, Danielle DiLeo Kim, to discuss how both organizations will celebrate the history of Philadelphia for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
By Yesh Khanna After two highly successful runs in 2018 and 2019, the Organization of World Heritage Cities is back with its “Young Traveling Scholarship” program. Aimed specifically at young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 years, the 1,000-euro scholarship enables selected participants to explore UNESCO’s World Heritage Cities in North America and Europe and document their firsthand experience to explain why their heritage needs to be preserved.
By Emily Brooks As part of Global Philadelphia Association’s World Heritage Week celebration, GPA hosted a diverse group of young professionals to talk about their career paths and how important it is to think globally. This virtual event not only served as a networking opportunity for the youth of Philadelphia, but it also showcased the international career opportunities Philadelphia has to offer. 
By Aaron Stoyack On April 11, my professor, Dr. Di Giovine, and I picked up artifacts from lenders in Philadelphia. Giovine is the Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology and is teaching a course in which students curate a museum exhibition. This year’s exhibition is “Beyond the Bell: Philadelphia’s Many Heritages.” With the help of GPA, the museum is connecting with diverse communities to tell the story of the mosaic of cultures within the Philadelphia region. 
By Aaron Stoyack On October 15th of last year, the first UNESCO Trail was launched to digitally connect thirteen UNESCO-designated places. Amongst these thirteen, biospheres, global geoparks, and creative cities were included along with six World Heritage Sites. Scottish Parliament member Neil Gray began a fascinating virtual conference by celebrating this achievement and thanking the staff of all six of Scotland’s WHS that would be presenting.
By Jeremy Goodman On April 28th, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) had its first in-person unveiling for Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education at St. Joseph’s University (SJU). One of two murals that were curated for this SDG project, this work of art at the SJU Sciences Center was only a block away from the first one that was completed by the Samuel Gompers school.
By Samantha Stewart  PA Humanities has a new look and brand. The nearly 50-year-old nonprofit unveiled its new logo in November, which showcases a multicolored PA logo instead of the previous navy blue letters PHC. 
Last December, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) announced that Eric Pryor would be appointed as president of the historic museum and college. Pryor’s role began in early January. 
By Janay Greene and Gary Wooten Philadelphia was buzzing with community clean-ups, relief efforts, resource gathering, and services last month during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) eagerly engages in an annual service opportunity in partnership with local organizations that are creating meaningful change in the city.
On February 6th, 2022, the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) in partnership with the office of Philadelphia City Councilman held a Black History Month webinar event featuring Mary L. Romney-Schaab.   
By Aaron Stoyack To many, Philadelphia’s history lies in its Revolutionary-era activities. To the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), its history lies in the storied contributions of community members originating from across the globe. Previous anniversary celebrations have focused on the city as the birthplace of American independence. Now that the 250th anniversary of 1776 is approaching, Philadelphia250 has a mission to create the most inclusive and innovative anniversary in America’s history.
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