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Wawa Welcome America Festival

Jun 17 2021

It's summer and Einstein Healthcare Network is celebrating in a unique way. We are proud to sponsor one of the country's premier summer festivals: the Wawa Welcome America Festival for 2021, happening June 19-July 4.

Einstein will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Our America Now signature event happening on Friday, July 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our America Now is a special block party, taking place outside of the Barnes Foundation, celebrating diverse voices through multi-sensory experiences including music and spoken word performance and art in multiple forms. We The People Stage, a regional performance group, is curating this experience to share stories from many perspectives in this unique moment in our shared American history. Einstein will kick off the evening with opening remarks at Our America Now.

"Sponsoring both Welcome America and the Our America Now event reflects Einstein's commitment to inclusion and diversity - in fact, it's the reason Einstein first opened its doors in Philadelphia in 1864," said Ken Levitan, Chief Executive Officer of Einstein Healthcare Network. "Support of social justice has always been part of our mission - a central focus of Welcome America 2021."

"Our vision for Our America Now is to amplify perspectives from around the community to connect us to each other. A great person once said that a story is the shortest distance between two people. New possibilities open once we understand each other," said Quentin Williams, founder and executive director of We The People Stage and DragonTree Media, who is producing Our America Now. "It is exciting that Einstein is facilitating that vision."

The Festival will involve a mix of safe, live in-person events and virtual experiences, including online coverage of key events such as the traditional fireworks display over the Delaware River. All Einstein employees and their families will be able to take part in the Festival, in whatever capacity they are most comfortable.

“Welcome America is pleased to include Einstein Healthcare Network among the incredibly committed group of Philadelphia businesses, each leaders in their respective fields, serving as sponsors,” said Michael DelBene, president and CEO of Welcome America, Inc. “The key values we celebrate, including freedom, diversity, and community, are also values Einstein celebrates year-round.”

For more information on the full Festival schedule, including safety and large-event (COVID) protocols, please visit www.WelcomeAmerica.com.

Our America Now

Event Date and Time: Friday, July 2 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Event Location: Outside of the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130)

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