On Saturday Feb. 8th we had a successful Meet & Greet for the USSF in collaboration with Asian Americans United. We had about 50 organization representatives at the meeting who signed up for various working groups in order to support the USSF. These working groups were: Communications & Technology, Outreach, Arts & Culture, and Fund Development. Some of the representatives included: West Kensington Ministry, Neighborhood Networks, Decarcerate, Intentional Faith Community, The Green Party, Asian Americans United, Students from University of Pennsylvania & Temple, Environmental Justice, as well as concerned citizens.
The meeting consisted of ice breakers to encourage everyone to get to know one another, some musical entertainment, a video about the USSF, testimonies from participants of past USSF’s, a description of what the USSF is, small group discussions, organizational updates, and ended with a potluck.
Some of the questions we discussed with one another were:
1) What impact can the USSF have on Philadelphia?
2) How can the USSF help your local organization to build a different Philadelphia?
3) What are some concrete actions that we can do together leading up to the USSF & afterwards to build a more united Philadelphia region?
Everyone was very encouraged to see how many organizations came out to the meeting and how eager everyone was to collaborate with one another to help create a better Philadelphia!
To see more photos from the event, check out our USSF Meet & Greet Facebook Album
Check out this video taken at the USSF Meet & Greet: [youtube width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”G8jCCsesKgM&noredirect=1″]