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July 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See PG2C Contest Winners Live at Wawa Welcome America’s Our America Now

THE BARNES FOUNDATION
2025 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PKWY
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130
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See the winners of I Am Philadelphia: A Young Voices Spoken Word Contest presented by PhillyGoes2College in partnership with the Wawa Welcome America Festival perform live at Our America Now. Winner Candelaria Beatty will perform her “The Ardent Ones” and finalist Isabel Catalan will perform her “Sentence Kisses for a City” alongside performances by contest judges Quentin Williams and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson.

Don’t forget to catch videos of their poems shown alongside Teyanna Stone’s “Philly Calls,” winning submission of the “Great Things” challenge, ahead of the festival’s community movie nights on June 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 29th; Philly POPS July 3rd concert at The Mann Center; and July 4th Concert at the TD Pavilion at The Mann Center.


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Our America Now Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network Featuring Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia Supported by Comcast NBCUniversal

Our America Now joins forces with Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia for a block party at the Barnes Foundation. This event celebrates diverse multi-sensory stories through food, drinks, performance, select films from BlackStar Film Festival, sculpture, glass blowing, plus a special performance from Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson and more. These textured personal tales will explore how we experience life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness today. We The People Stage has curated this experience to inspire attendees to share their own stories from this unique moment in our shared American history. In partnership with the Philadelphia Education Fund, two rising student poets will take the main stage to share their original work that highlights the unique sparks that led these youth to pursue college. Together, we savor our collective courage, grit, joy, and community through the unifying power of story. Our America Now is supported by Comcast NBCUniversal. Barnes on the Block is sponsored by PNC Arts Alive.


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