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Shareable Local: Germantown MapJam

LOCATION

5501 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia

DATE / TIME

Dec 12, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

UTC/GMT -05:00 - America/New_York

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Germantown MapJam is an event to organize and connect community members to the wealth of skills and resources that exist within Germantown.
We're bringing Shareable's Map Jam to Germantown! This is an event to organize and connect community members to the wealth of skills and resources that exist within Germantown. We'll be highlighting the sharing economy that exists in the neighborhood and exploring ways to strengthen our support system to ensure we're all just a phone call away from what we need. The event will be centered around a group mapping exercise which will result in the creation of a new Germantown Sharing Map. Key speakers: Nic Esposito (Circular Philadelphia) Matthew George (I Love Thy Hood) Alexia Doumbouya (54 Eventspace) Tuomi Forrest (Germantown Historical Society) Karla Ballard (Shareable / YING)   WHAT IS A MAPJAM? MapJam's are easy-to-organize events where small, dedicated groups of people get together for a few hours to map as many sharing services in their city, town, or community as possible. Like a music jam, they are often fun, social, and interactive. Since 2013, Shareable.net has supported groups in over 100 cities to host MapJam's and map out their local resources. Mapping all of the sharing services in your city not only shows that another world is possible — it shows it’s already here. Maps of sharing resources are also powerful organizing tools. Higher visibility and awareness of community resources can lead to more collaborations between existing initiatives and foster ideas for new ventures to fill in the gaps. Some of the maps that were created during previous MapJams received thousands of visits within just a few months after they were created. Get Shareable's free mapping guide here: shareable.net/the-complete-guide-to-hosting-a-mapjam-in-your-city/

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