Photos and write-up by Lexie Li Haofei and Amanda Yihui Hu (Penn GSE Interns)
Philly JBers hosted a wonderful monthly gathering at the National Constitution Center on February 25th. More than 20 people came together to commemorate Black History Month. By learning about the accomplishments and rich heritage of African Americans, as well as the impact their stories have had on constitutional history, all members of the CISV Philadelphia Chapter had the opportunity to take a closer look at US history and to connect it to current events.
Photo: Participants played games to learn each other’s names and get to know each other.
As part of the event, CISV organizers planned an ice-breaking game to help attendees get to know each other better. The game was designed to encourage interaction and collaboration among participants, while also providing a fun and engaging way to build connections. The game involved pairing participants up and having each other’s names, and continuing to ask for others’ in the next round until all the participants are engaged in a big circle.
Photos: Participants are learning history through the pictures and descriptions displayed in the museum.
Through a series of engaging presentations by museum staff, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the historical context of the Constitution, its evolution over time, and its impact on American life and culture. Participants increased their awareness and understanding of the United States Constitution and its enduring effect. They also had the chance to share their own experiences and perspectives on issues related to cultural diversity, human rights, and global cooperation.
Photos: Participants are discussing what they found today and sharing and listening to each other.
As the CISV event at the National Constitution Center drew to a close, participants gathered for a group discussion to reflect on what they had learned during their visit to the museum. The discussion was a chance for attendees to share their thoughts and insights, and to consider how the themes and ideas presented in the exhibits relate to the work of CISV.
Photo: Participants are listening to each other’s insights.
The group discussion was a valuable opportunity for participants to reflect on their experiences at the National Constitution Center, and to connect these experiences with the broader mission of CISV. As they left the museum and went out into the world, they carried with them a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to promoting global citizenship and peace education.