Below you will find a sampling of resources related to Philadelphia's global character and other international matters--background on civic initiatives, research findings, policy documents, and publications--as well as links to relevant sites.

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In October 2022, the Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Trust (Trust) will be leading a city-wide effort to recognize and celebrate Rev. Leon Sullivan’s 100th Birthday, highlighting his legacy and ongoing local and global impact as a civil rights and social justice activist.
We believe that our diversity is one of our biggest strengths in Philadelphia. As the nation’s first World Heritage City, the City of Philadelphia launched the Philadelphia Honors Diversity Flag Raising Program in 2018 to celebrate the culture and heritage of the many immigrant communities that call our city home with speeches, dance, food, and songs. 
Listen to this radio episode about Global Philadelphia's work featuring Zabeth Teelucksingh, GPA President: Listen here! Global Philadelphia Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh spoke on the organization founded to assist —  and to encourage greater interaction among — the many organizations, businesses and people engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to develop an international awareness within the region, and to enhance the region’s global profile. The episode goes into detail about GPA's work, particularly focusing on the World Heritage City Project and the upcoming World Heritage City Celebration on September 8th. 
Starting a plant-based diet and don't know where to start? Philadelphia is the place to be! Healthy and delicious vegan restaurants and food shops are popping up all over the city. Visit the American Vegan Society's website to learn more.  Plant-based restaurants in Philadelphia:
The Global Interdependence Center is returning to Cuba! We will be working once again with Cuba Educational Travel (CET), a leader in business and policy travel to Cuba, to assist in facilitating GIC’s Delegation to Havana departing Sunday, January 8, returning Thursday, January 12, 2023.
In the summer of 2021, the Middle East Center set out to record a serious, scholarly podcast, with serious, scholarly people, talking about serious, scholarly things. But somewhere along the way, things went in a very different direction. And here we are.
Philadelphia is where creative, determined, and collaborative people come to live, work, play, and make a lasting impact. We’ve got a lot to brag about.
The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices.
At around 9:47 p.m. on July 4, 2022 two officers were shot on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the city’s Fourth of July concert and fireworks. The Parkway was evacuated. Both officers were treated and released from the hospital later that night.
Coming this summer 2022, Drexel University will provide online public access to the Atwater Kent Collection (of the former Philadelphia History Museum) through a searchable database.
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is awarding a "Young Travelling Scholarship" for travel enthusiasts aged 18 to 28 for the third time this summer after successful editions in 2018 and 2019. The travel scholarship, endowed with 1000 euros, enables young people to get to know World Heritage cities in Europe and North America and to understand why UNESCO World Heritage is so particularly worth protecting for all of us.
Al-Bustan is pleased to offer remote Modern Standard Arabic courses for adults in 2022 using curricula specifically designed for our students, based on feedback from previous course cycles. Held on ZOOM, the 10-week sessions run the week of June 6th through the week of August 8th. We are offering two sections, Beginner 1 for complete novices to the Arabic language and Beginner 2 for those with novice prior engagement with the Arabic language, both taught by Instructor Noora Alrawi.
The Museum of the American Revolution’s Citizenship Initiative supports Philadelphia’s growing immigrant population pursuing American citizenship by helping these individuals prepare for the United States naturalization test. We welcome all immigrants and refugees to participate in our free citizenship classes.
Curious about learning more about Valley Forge National Historic Park and an untold story of American heritage? The National Park Service has compiled a fascinating history that dives deep into a different perspective of the American revolution. Described as the "gay man who saved the revolution," General von Steuben's legacy lives on in both American history and popular culture.
The Philadelphia Taxpayer Assistance Center is open Saturday April 9, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Many Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open around the country this Saturday, April 9 for face-to-face help. This special Saturday help is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and no appointment is needed.
We’re truly excited to resume many of our trans-Atlantic routes from PHL in advance of what we expect to be a busy summer travel season. With the remaining barriers to international travel dissipating, we’ve seen robust demand for flights to Europe—and are proud to offer daily service to 11 markets for the Summer 2022 season. A