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September 25, 8:30am • Online!!! • part of a series on Spectrum

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Lyonzo Vargas is a Social Entrepreneur, Community Architect, Urban Wellness Advocate and Urban Maestro, on an unstoppable mission. Lyonzo currently resides in Philadelphia, however entered the world in the melting pot of the Bronx, NY. Living in a culture filled with people suffering from stress and anxiety due to poor mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional diet, motivated Lyonzo and his two co-founders created an entertainment and wellness company called GLBL VLLG (Global Village). Lyonzo dedicated his life to people from all walks of life, focusing primarily on millennials, encouraging the incorporation of wellness through interactive entertainment and wellness events into daily lifestyles. He is creating this new social form of community connection through the rapidly growing Vllg Jam. Lyonzo is on his way to building/manifesting a mainstream platform encouraging holistic healing for marginalized communities, inevitably changing the world.Justin G.Jun 26 4:31 PMJustin G.Jun 26 4:31 PMMaura McCarthy joined Fairmount Park Conservancy as its Executive Director on November 1, 2019. For the past 13 years, Maura has been the executive director of Friends of the Wissahickon, Philadelphia’s only professionally staffed Park Friends group, harnessing over 10,000 hours of volunteer engagement each year to support a National Recreation Trail and an 1,800-acre National Natural Landmark.A native to the Philadelphia region, McCarthy has a strong record of public service. She currently serves on the Green City, Clean Waters Steering Committee for Philadelphia Water Department and was a member of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Transition Team on Environment & Sustainability. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. She also received a Certificate in Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Maura McCarthy joined Fairmount Park Conservancy as its Executive Director on November 1, 2019. For the past 13 years, Maura has been the executive director of Friends of the Wissahickon, Philadelphia’s only professionally staffed Park Friends group, harnessing over 10,000 hours of volunteer engagement each year to support a National Recreation Trail and an 1,800-acre National Natural Landmark.

A native to the Philadelphia region, McCarthy has a strong record of public service. She currently serves on the Green City, Clean Waters Steering Committee for Philadelphia Water Department and was a member of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Transition Team on Environment & Sustainability. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. She also received a Certificate in Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp, WordPress.com, and, Basecamp

Erin Daly is the Founder and Executive Director of Dignity Rights International, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and protecting human dignity and the dignity rights of vulnerable people throughout the world through education, advocacy, and litigation. Current projects include work with the International Organization for Migration to develop a framework on Migration with Dignity, a partnership with the American Bar Association to bring dignity to the practice of law, and litigation and advocacy to protect kids who live in the poorest area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti from the environmental pollution that surrounds them, harming their mental and physical health and threatening their sense of dignity.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp, WordPress.com, and, Basecamp

This CreativeMornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at The Navy Yard  and  FS Investments

Tayyib Smith is Principle of Meta Global, parent company to Little Giant Creative. He is dedicated to cultural competency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. He co-founded Pipeline Philly to serve as an inviting and dynamic co-working space filled with professionals from various backgrounds and industries, creating one of the most diverse workspaces in the city.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp and WordPress.com

All photos taken by Steve Weinik and Endrit Faslliaj

This CreativeMornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at The Navy Yard  and  FS Investments

Tayyib Smith is Principle of Meta Global, parent company to Little Giant Creative. He is dedicated to cultural competency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. He co-founded Pipeline Philly to serve as an inviting and dynamic co-working space filled with professionals from various backgrounds and industries, creating one of the most diverse workspaces in the city.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp and WordPress.com

All photos taken by Steve Weinik and Endrit Faslliaj

This CreativeMornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at The Navy Yard  and  FS Investments

Tayyib Smith is Principle of Meta Global, parent company to Little Giant Creative. He is dedicated to cultural competency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. He co-founded Pipeline Philly to serve as an inviting and dynamic co-working space filled with professionals from various backgrounds and industries, creating one of the most diverse workspaces in the city.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp and WordPress.com

All photos taken by Steve Weinik and Endrit Faslliaj

This Creative Mornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at Center / Architecture + DesignHoneyGrow, and Count Culture Coffee 

Nina Elizabeth Lyrispect Ball is an award-winning lyricist, author, activist, educator and voiceover artist whose work empowers, challenges and inspires through the compelling marriage of multiple art forms. Lyrispect is an activist and advocate for girls, women, people of color and marginalized communities.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp and WordPress.com.

All photos taken by Steve Weinik.

This CreativeMornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at Center / Architecture + Design, HoneyGrow, and, Counter Culture Coffee

Michael Barsanti is the Edwin Wolf 2nd Director of the Library Company of Philadelphia. He is the 30th person to lead the organization since its founding by Benjamin Franklin in 1731.

Dr. Barsanti holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a Master’s degree from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in twentieth-century literature and the works of James Joyce. He has led an eclectic career in the Philadelphia cultural community that includes positions at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University and has served on the Board of Trustees of Pig Iron Theatre and Independence Charter School.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp and WordPress

All photos taken by Steve Weinik

This CreativeMornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at https://www.philadelphiacfa.org/” rel=“noreferrer nofollow”>Center / Architecture + Design,  HoneyGrow, and https://counterculturecoffee.com/” rel=“noreferrer nofollow”>Counter Culture Coffee.

https://jessicaabel.com/ ” rel=“noreferrer nofollow”>Jessica Abel is the author of a dozen books, including the graphic novel La Perdida (winner of the 2002 “Best New Series” Harvey Award), as well as two collections of stories from her 1990s omnibus comic book Artbabe. She co-authored the graphic novel Life Sucks, and is the author of the graphic documentary (and podcast), Out on the Wire, about how the best radio producers in the world use story to keep us listening. Her latest work of fiction is the Eisner-nominated Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars.

The event was sponsored globally by MailChimp and WordPress.com.

All photos taken by Steve Weinik.

This CreativeMornings Philadelphia event was generously hosted by our partners at The Navy Yard

Derrick Cain is a Philadelphia native and is passionate about shifting the paradigm and challenging stereotypes. Most recently, Derrick was a 2019 Reentry Think Media Justice Fellow (at People’s Paper Co-op), where he created and told stories about returning citizens that challenge stereotypes and illuminates hurdles to reentry. Derrick has several years of experience as an advocate for criminal justice reform, public and motivational speaker. In addition to serving as a volunteer and mentor for several organizations, Derrick is the Chair of the Professional Mens Group with Menzfit, where he helps formerly incarcerated individuals by connecting them to resources.

All photos taken by Steve Weinik

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