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Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement

What we do

The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) improves the City’s community outreach and engagement efforts. We work to make City government accessible to all Philadelphians and to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

Our office oversees:

OPE also collaborates with the following commissions within the Office of Immigrant Affairs:

Connect

Address
City Hall
Room 115
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email public.engagement@phila.gov
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Events

  • Jul
    6
    Fly So Far Virtual Screening
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Fly So Far Virtual Screening

    July 6, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours

    A grave warning of how far state control of women's bodies can go, FLY SO FAR follows Teodora Vásquez, who was sentenced to thirty years in a Salvadorean prison after she suffered a stillbirth. 

    (89 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot



    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Jul
    7
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Lightning Talks - Day 4
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Lightning Talks - Day 4

    July 7, 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour

    Join us for the 2022 VISTA Lightning Talk series!
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Members serve in City departments or community schools and work on initiatives relating to economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, and homelessness and affordable housing in the Philadelphia community. The Lightning Talks are celebratory presentations from VISTAs to highlight accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from the past year.

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/VISTALightningTalks.
  • Jul
    13
    Jane: An Abortion Service
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Jane: An Abortion Service

    July 13, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

    This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. (58 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot



    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL

Leadership

Romana Lee-Akiyama
Executive Director
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Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Jeanette Bavwidinsi Director of Office of Youth Engagement
(215) 686-2159
Octavius L. Blount Coordinator for Mayor's Office of Black Male Engagement
(215) 686-0811
Saptarshi Dutt Communications Coordinator for Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement
(215) 686-7507
Amanda Gamble Chief Service Officer for Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
(215) 686-3684
Jovida Hill Executive Director of the Commission for Women
(215) 686-2154
Reverend Naomi Washington-Leapheart Director, Faith-based and Interfaith Affairs
(215) 686-2191
Eric Westbrook Director of Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement
(215) 686-0332
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