The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee is excited to announce a new legacy project designed with Philadelphians in mind. The installation – titled “Philly Civic Action – asks Philadelphians to consider what the legacy of the Democratic National Convention will be on civic engagement in Philadelphia. We are eager to partner with Young Involved Philadelphia and the Urban Affairs Coalition to bring this project to life in neighborhoods across Philadelphia over the next week.
It all starts Saturday morning – July 16th – at Philadelphia Runner in West Philly. Beginning that morning, residents across Philadelphia will be invited to share their civic notions, participating in a national conversation on sticker prompts. Later that day we’re off to Fairmount outside the Bastille Day Celebration at Eastern State Penitentiary, and we’ll distribute stickers to neighborhoods across the city.
At the end of the process the stickers will be collected and applied to a replica LOVE statue, forming a living wall of memories, ideas, and capturing the ongoing civic dialogue. The completed installation will be 5 feet tall and displayed inside Philadelphia’s City Hall after the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Be on the lookout for the LOVE Statue in a neighborhood near you! The Host Committee would like to thank LeapStarr Productions for donating the statue as well as Minuteman Press and local graphic designer, Mo Manklang, for donating their services.
Stay tuned for more information about this initiative.