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T. Morris Chester Welcome Center Programs

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May 2023 Live and Learn: T. Morris Chester Welcome Center
DEI Report Card 

Moderated by Lenwood Sloan

Thursday, May 18

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In-person and on Zoom

Due to unavoidable circumstances, this month we will only offer the
Live & Learn session as an online Zoom event.

Click this link to join the Zoom session:


Featuring: Moderation by Lenwood Sloan


E'Vonne Coleman Rorie

Carol Bebelle Levi Kesler

National Thought Leader

E’Vonne Coleman Rorie
Past Deputy Director of National Endowmentfor the Arts –
Expansion Arts Program

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Change Agent

Carol Bebelle
Cofounder of Ashé Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans

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Levi Kesler
Senior at Harrisburg Academy

Presentation of his documentary “Beautification and Destruction: The Frontier of Harrisburg’s Old 8th Ward”

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Join us for an hour-long facilitated dialogue with the following participants: 


Forum Participants

Tayeb Smith, Entrepreneur. CIVIC leader,  Philadelphia 

Wanda Knight, DEI  Initiative, Penn State, Harrisburg 

Jovida Hall, City of Philadelphia


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Feedback from Practitioners 

Emerson Sampaio, Artivists, Lancaster 

Sam Pearson, PA Downtown Association, Harrisburg 

Carla Christopher, DEI Initiative, Community, York 


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If you missed the April Live & Learn! 

Kim ChanThanks to everyone who joined us for the Commonwealth Monument Project’s April Live & Learn: “Making it in the ‘Gig Economy!'” Program in-person and on Zoom. If you missed this inspiring session that featured Kim Chan, Keisha Finnie, Brendan Stengle and Jen Danifo we are happy to announce that the session was recorded and is now available on The Library’s YouTube Channel. Please feel free to share the video with anyone who might be interested.


April Thought Leader
Kim Chan
Deputy Director, and Head of External Affairs at National Sawdust

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