Lisa is a Philadelphia native and social worker by training who has worked in various social services, anti-bullying, educational, cross-cultural, mental health and public health programs in a number of Philly neighborhoods. She has experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation, and has also been involved in the creative arts, theatre for social change and non-profit development and programming. A graduate of Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Lisa has stewarded PDP from a grassroots initiative in early 2011 to become a non-profit organization in late 2013 and through to the present. She serves as President and Treasurer of PDP’s Board.
Lisa will talk to our club about Peace Day Philly.
Peace Day Philly is the local initiative for the UN International Day of Peace, observed globally on and around September 21. Peace Day Philly’s overarching mission is: Empowering all people to collaboratively build a more peaceful and just world. P
eace Day Philly asks, What can YOU do for peace? Peace Day Philly outreaches to diverse organizations with an invitation to participate in a way that is meaningful to them. For 5 of its 7 years, Peace Day Philly has encouraged or collaborated on over 20 programs spanning an entire week around September 21
related to personal, local and global peace. A volunteer-run non-profit, Peace Day Philly’s supporters include the Philadelphia Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Senate and the Institute for Economics and Peace. Peace Day Philly’s website, with many ideas and resources for engaging in Peace Day, has been replicated by four North American Cities and the global website, www.internationaldayofpeace. org
. As of 2018, Peace Day Philly became a UN-affiliated Non-Governmental Organization.