Global Philadelphia Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh spoke on the organization founded to assist
— and to encourage greater interaction among —
the many organizations, businesses and people engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to develop an international awareness within the region, and to enhance the region’s global profile.
Global Philadelphia is a membership association, a chamber with hundreds of cultural organizations and multi-country companies belonging.
They work to educate us on economic development and to educate us – young and old – on the many community cultures, the arts, diplomatic affairs and heritage. Their own initiatives include a heritage map of Philadelphia featuring our World Heritage site – Independence Hall, and the many, many Historic landmarks in the area. She points out that only New York has more! Working with Mural Arts, they are partnering with local non-profits to create murals that reflect the 17 sustainable development goals of the
organization by 2026, as part of the Philadelphia 250 celebration of the US semi-quin-centennial. They also produce a newsletter and calendar listings of the Philadelphia area international events taking place.