Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee to Host 2nd Annual Philadelphia Millennial Forum

PHILADELPHIA — For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia Millennial Forum will welcome young people from across the city to join in a robust dialogue about issues facing Philadelphia’s millennial residents. Details of the 2019 Forum, hosted by the Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC), were announced today.

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Millennial Forum will consist of three separate events, each with their own topic of discussion. All three events will be held at PAFA, located at 118-128 North Broad Street.

“The Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee is thrilled to bring back our signature event this year,” said MAC Chair Nicole Allen White. “Our Committee members put a great deal of thought into developing the programming for the series, and we are excited to finally share the details with our fellow Philadelphians. We encourage all millennials to join us for at least one of the three events so they can share their feedback and ideas about the issues that are impacting their daily lives.”

“Millennials represent an emerging and powerful generation of residents who will live, work and play in Philadelphia,” said Ajeenah Amir, Director of the Office of Public Engagement. “They are stepping into leadership roles throughout the city — in their communities, in the workplace, and in government. It is critical that we hear from them about the issues facing their generation, and this series will allow us to do so in a fun, informative and engaging way.”

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Millennial Forum events are programmed within MAC’s focus areas of Financial Future, Neighborhood Change and Social Justice. Events include:

“Ideas We Should Steal”: Improving the Financial Future of Philadelphia’s Millennials presented by TD Bank
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

MAC, in partnership with The Philadelphia Citizen, invites attendees to share their ideas about how the public and private sectors can address the unique financial challenges facing the city’s millennial population. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to share their unique ideas on how to address issues like student debt, underemployment, lack of savings and poor credit. Audience members will be asked to vote on the ideas they believe best addresses the problem, and the winning idea will be highlighted at The Philadelphia Citizen’s “Ideas We Should Steal” festival.

GovTech: How Technology is Democratizing Your Local Government
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

As part of Philly Tech Week, MAC hosts a discussion and interactive workshop on how City government and local nonprofits are working together to use tech to solve problems and how residents can get better at harnessing tech’s power to improve every Philadelphia neighborhood. Participants will work with City officials representing Philly 311, the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT), and others, to solve a real-life problem in a Philadelphia neighborhood and share how residents are using technology and innovation to change their communities.

Destigmatizing Immigration: Resilience in a Flawed System
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In Philadelphia, around the Commonwealth, and across our country, immigrants add value to their communities. MAC welcomes City and State leaders, along with advocates and community organizations, for a conversation to destigmatize immigrants, discuss immigration reform, and highlight stories of resilience and triumph. Featured speakers include Miriam Enriquez from the City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street, and Yasmine Mustafa, CEO of Roar for Good.

All three Philadelphia Millennial Forum events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Additional information and online registration can be found on the City’s website. The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Millennial Forum events are for individuals age 21 and older.

About the Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee
The Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC) was launched in 2017 to engage one of the fastest-growing segments of Philadelphia’s population. MAC advises the City on policies, programs and actions affecting millennials. The group also helps connect members of the millennial generation to engagement opportunities with the larger Philadelphia community.