Organizing a Community Event with Chief Ron Green and CMXD Philly

My students were itching to volunteer for an organization that was specifically tailored to their own culture and experiences. After doing some research and networking we found out about Claim Malcolm X Day 2019. I was immediately excited for my students to help with the event because Malcolm X is one of my favorite historical figures His autobiography written by Alex Haley transformed my own life at a time where I felt lost. I teach about Malcolm X in my classroom yearly and his impact in Philadelphia. Malcolm X lived in Philadelphia for a couple years and was very active in the religious and political scene while living here. 

This was our first opportunity to help plan and execute a community event. We teamed up with Chief Ron Green, CEO of Tribe World Wide Apparel Co and CMXD Philly board member to distribute flyers, clean up Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia, and speak at the event. My students shared spoken word performances and  inspired many with their words ! If you want to volunteer for CMXD Philly you can email them at cmxdphilly@gmail.com. Check out below for the volunteer video we made for CMXD Philly and our podcast interview with Chief Ron Green.


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