Fels Racial Equity & Social Justice Speaker Conversation Series with Guest Philadelphia City Council Member Isaiah Thomas

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Information: 

A third-generation Philadelphian, Council Member Thomas grew up in Northwest Philadelphia. Growing up, life was about education and basketball, and decades later his passions remain: his city, education, and basketball. Isaiah has committed his life to building a brighter future for all Philadelphians and knows that education, opportunity, and teamwork are the way to get there together.

Throughout his career, Isaiah has worked in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors in positions that impact the important issues our city faces—including the creation of his nonprofit organization, The Thomas & Woods Foundation, which provides free summer programs for youth 6-16 years old.

A proud graduate of Philadelphia public schools, Isaiah has a BA from Penn State and a Master of Education from Lincoln University. Isaiah lives in Oak Lane with his wife, Klissa, and their son, Isaiah Jr.

About the series:

The Fels Racial Equity and Social Justice Series, led by Fels alum Matt Stitt, is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives on how public policy impacts racial equity and social justice. The series will include conversations with elected officials, policymakers, and public sector leaders to examine how policy, legislation, and practice can further racial equity and social justice goals. Fels is proud to offer these important conversations to Fels students and alumni, the entire Penn community, and members of the public.




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