The Sun Never Stopped Shining

My last blog post was titled “I don’t want anyone to miss this!” Now a while later since we’ve been so busy, I get to write about what really DID happen on May 12th because, truly, I don’t want anyone to miss THIS EVENT STORY and FB LIVE VIDEO BELOW:

EVENT STORY

On May 12th in Philadelphia this year the temperature was about 40 F / 4.5 C and it was pouring rain. We had planned for months. The vendors. The workshops. The Zoom call with students in Cairo.

dreamline under clouds1People had really put out. The Photobooth vendor driving up from Wilmington. The artist who designed the Dream Spiral.

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The Dreamline teachers from Dallas who arrived with 1,000 Dreamline Banners from their schools and other as well.

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The folks who were doing workshops on fabric printing, social media for change, and more.

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The dedicated event volunteers who showed up early and worked tirelessly to get everything in place, ready, and rolling.

 

The spoken word and hip hop artists who were donating their time and talent–and it was a lot of talent.

We had a huge lineup of activities and fun and expression all set for everyone! You can check out the program:

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Click to download the pdf

May 12th was the coldest most rainy Mother’s Day imaginable.

 

But the sun never stopped shining at Cherry Street Pier!

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Right before 1:00 when we were scheduled to start, they started to come. And they came, and they came. I couldn’t believe it when the Pier reported to us after it was all over that more than

450 people

walked through the doors to learn about and support the dreams from students across our city and around the world!

 

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You just can’t stop this thing!

 I am so exceptionally grateful, and can’t wait until next year.


PLEASE ENJOY OUR FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM SEGMENTS HERE!

Special thanks to our videographer José Sevillano, anchor Patrice Seko, and Arabic narrator Ranem Atina.

INTRODUCTION
Interviews with Organizers Jeffrey and Serita. Introduction in Spanish.

DREAM SPIRAL AND WORKSHOPS

EVEN INTRODUCTION IN ARABIC

For more content see our Facebook Page @DreamlineB

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