Why the average Philadelphian should care about that World Heritage City designation - Generocity Philly


Jun. 23, 2016 8:33 am

Why the average Philadelphian should care about that World Heritage City designation

Global Philadelphia Association's executive director, Zabeth Teelucksingh, explains in her Around the Corner interview.

Zabeth Teelucksingh.

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Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 

It’s been a big year for Philadelphia’s international visibility.

In September, Pope Francis hung out for a couple days. In November, Philly was named the United States’ first World Heritage City, a distinction recognizing it as being the home of a World Heritage Site (Independence Hall). And next month, the possible next president will be rolling through as the Democratic party names it’s nominee at the DNC.

Zabeth Teelucksingh is executive director of the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), the six-year-old organization that coordinates every global happening in the city with its member groups and played a major role is scoring that World Heritage City designation.

In her Around the Corner interview, Teelucksingh talks with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen about what it took to become a World Heritage City, why the average Philadelphia should care that they live in one and what’s next for the GPA.

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

Watch on Vimeo -30-

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