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PSA: Indy Hall ❤️ Code for Philly

In many ways, Code for Philly and Indy Hall already have a lot of history.

In fact, you can trace our relationship at least back to 2010 when I wrote about Code for America’s presence in Philly and how it helped me define my understanding of citizenship.

“I think that the CFA process helped prime the pumps for the continued development of a new style of trusting relationship between...[click for more]

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Alex Hillman

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Finish that thing you’ve been putting off, and have fun doing it

Every single creative person I know has something we know we want to do. In some cases, something we know we really should do - but is forever stuck on your todo list.

The reason it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t matter, you just haven’t gotten to it.

And if I’ve learned anything from Indy Hall it’s the value of being surrounded by people, for two reasons:

  • the shared momentum of people getting shit done is...[click for more]
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Alex Hillman

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Member Profile: Emma Sindelar & Petey Greene on WURD Radio

“Emma Sindelar, Director of Philadelphia operations for the Petey Greene Program, describes how incarcerated and returning citizens benefit from volunteer academic tutoring to prepare them for life outside of prison walls, in the spirit of a beloved media legend.”

__Emma and her teammates have made Indy Hall their home for the last couple of years, and we are proud to hear her tell their story!

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Alex Hillman

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Community Picks for Alternative Pride Events: Part 3

The rainbow flag has been synonymous with Pride since Gilbert Baker brought it to San Francisco Pride Parade in 1978. His original design included 8 colors representing sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, magic/art, serenity/harmony, and spirit. It’s popularity as a symbol is now a global phenomenon.

A little over a year ago Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs and Executive Director Amanda Hikes unveiled an additional, alternative to the rainbow flag, the...[click for more]

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Anaia Daigle

8 minute read

Community Picks for Alternative Pride Events: Part 2

Did you know that years before the first Pride Parades in Philadelphia there were several marches and rallies?

One of the organizers of the very first Pride March in Philly, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, was interviewed by the Inquirer earlier this month. When asked if he feels that Philadelphians have forgotten the activism that started pride, this was how Avicolli Mecca responded:

“When I’m out speaking, especially at colleges, people don’t...[click for more]

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Anaia Daigle

8 minute read

Community Picks for Alternative Pride Events: Part 1

Being queer, I look forward to this month every year.

Not just for the joyful celebration, but also the commemoration of the Stone Wall Riots and the radical activism of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. The anniversary serves as reminder to be grateful for how far we have come, to celebrate those fearless TWOC who started it all, and to show our respect by continuing their work in the fight...[click for more]

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Anaia Daigle

10 minute read

Towards a More Diverse & Inclusive Coworking Community

In early December, we launched the first version of Indy Hall’s Code of Conduct. Since publishing, I’ve had a number of great conversations with community members about questions and context.

Each of these conversations has been a valuable exploration of my own understanding of why this new document is and will be valuable, and what we’re hoping to accomplish as it evolves.

So I decided to write down what I’ve...[click for more]

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Alex Hillman

12 minute read