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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:

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

  • Aug
    24
    With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom

    August 24, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

    A film by Lori Hiris. This urgent and timely film is a history of the struggle for reproductive freedom since the 1960s, reflecting the wider history of the contemporary women's movement. WITH A VENGEANCE is an empowering look at the strength and breadth of the current women's movement which asks why current battles resemble those of the 60s.   (40 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

  • Aug
    27
    Brothas Stroll
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    Brothas Stroll

    August 27, 2022
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
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    This year the Brothas Stroll Health Walk will take place in John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge which is a 1000-acre National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia and Tinicum Township, Delaware County, in Pennsylvania.  to bring Black males, their families, and community together. We will have various organizations that advocate for and educate on the health outcomes for Black men & boys in Philadelphia.

    RSVP: bit.ly/BrothasStroll7
  • Aug
    29
    Midsummer Movie Night: Reparations
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    Midsummer Movie Night: Reparations

    August 29, 2022
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    Join the Mayor's Commission on Faith-Based & Interfaith Affairs for an in-person screening and discussion of Reparations, which features Black & Asian Americans reflecting on the four-century struggle to seek repair and atonement for slaver in the United States.

    RSVP for this free in-person screening taking place on August 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library: bit.ly/BGmovienightPHL

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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