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  • North Philadelphia Beacon Project © 2013 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / James Burns. Photo by Steve Weinik

  • Philadelphia Muses © 1999 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Meg Saligman. Restored in 2012 by Meg Saligman. Photo by Steve Weinik

  • Philadelphia Stars Negro League © 2005 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / David McShane. Photo by Jack Ramdsdale

  • Philly Chunk Pack © 2011 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Kenny Scharf. Photo by Steve Weinik

  • Tropical Landscape with Waterfall © 1999 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Ana Uribe. Restored in 2012. Photo by Jack Ramdsdale

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Cultural Day

Nina Ahmad Ph.D.

Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement for the City of Philadelphia - Nina Ahmad Ph.D.

Fri. 6/3 12:30pm-1:30pm - PASSHE Philadelphia Center, 701 Market St., Philadelphia

Presentation Title: Mayor Kenney's Vision for Addressing the Changes and Challenges of Global Citizenship in Philadelphia in the 21st Century

Nina Ahmad, Ph.D., is the Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement for the City of Philadelphia. She is the co-founder, and previously served as the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, of JNA Capital, Inc., a real estate development and finance company based in Philadelphia. She has been appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and used to serve as the Chair of the Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs during the Nutter Administration. Nina is also the recent past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Phila-NOW). Nina is a founding member of the Asian Mosaic Fund giving circle, and also sits on the Diversity Committee of William Penn Charter School. She is one of the founding members of Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, as well. Dr. Ahmad received her Doctoral degree in 1990 from the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow with noted collagen expert, Darwin Prockop, M.D., Ph.D. at Thomas Jefferson University. She currently resides in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband Ahsan Nasratullah and two daughters.

Mural Arts Program

Conference participants who register for the Cultural Day will spend Friday June 3rd in Philadelphia, which will include a private tour of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. The Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts began in 1984 as part of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network’s effort to eradicate the graffiti crisis plaguing the city. Read More

Tentative Schedule

7:00am Breakfast, Lawrence Center
8:00am Depart from Lawrence Center parking lot, WCU for Philly Mural Arts tour of Center City murals (2 hrs on bus)
12:00pm Lunch at PASSHE Center City site, 701 Market Street, 3rd Floor, (discounted Parking available in parking lot at corner of Market and 8th St.)
12:30pm Presentation Title: Mayor Kenney's Vision for Addressing the Changes and Challenges of Global Citizenship in Philadelphia in the 21st Century, Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement for the City of Philadelphia – Dr. Nina Ahmad
2:00pm Free time in downtown Philadelphia*
5:00pm Closing Dinner at Bridget Foy's Restaurant, 200 South St.
8:00pm Bus returns to WCU
Late Evening Option Philly First Friday on a beautiful spring/summer night, for the more adventurous to enjoy late into the evening! Return with colleagues or Uber

*701 Market Street is approximately a 10-20 minute walk from National Historical and Cultural sites, such as Constitution Center, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Reading Terminal Market, Chinatown, Penn’s Landing, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and more. Family friendly sites include the Franklin Institute.

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NOTE: Constitutional Center requires tickets purchased in advance.