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Friday Morning: Common Field Announcements, Introduction, & “Ode to Philly”

Presenters: Courtney Fink, Slought, Ursula Rucker, Valerie Gay

Common Field kicked off the Convening with exciting updates, announcements and information about the organization and what to expect this weekend.


Slought’s Aaron Levy introduced this participatory project to contextualize and bridge the Quaker space we are gathered in with histories of social justice activism in Philadelphia. Poet/activist Ursula Rucker and musician Valerie Gay will then lead a performance of “Ode to Philly," weaving together spoken word performance with collective recitation and refrain among attendees gathered together in the space.