So the trip to Philadelphia was all that and a bag of chips. We got into Philly Thursday evening and ate dinner at this place called Father and Sons Pizza, which was a little lacking, if I may be honest. But, aside from that, we spent the night in circle of hope church (http://www.circleofhope.net/blog/) a really awesome church in Philly that’s got two other sites, one in Philly and the other in Camden, NJ, right across the bridge. Friday the conference began and we got to see Nekeisha Alexis-Baker again. She’s so much fun, and I love the way she lives her life. She’s really one of my favorite people.
The main speaker was Ched Myers, and he was cool, but my favorite speakers were Andrea Ferich (an urban gardener in Camden – see: aferich.blogspot.com), Jenn LeBlanc, and Lily Mendoza, all three of whom were idigenous woman. The way in which they spoke of their experience was really quite moving and encouraging for me.
I also got to meet a lot of cool people (http://www.myspace.com/sethmartinsmusic) and have a lot of good conversation. I also got to go downtown, check out the Liberty Bell and Independance Hall, and eat some cheesesteak and really amazing Carribbean food from one of the street vendors we’d planned to check out. Overall, it was an awesome trip and I’m really glad I got to go.