Michael Froehlich, Ty Holmberg, and I are hosting a meet & greet for Justin DiBerardinis, a prospective candidate for City Council at-large in 2019. I know of Justin's work and heard him speak recently, and was inspired by how passionate he was about his intention to focus on equity and justice as a way of growing prosperity for everyone in our city and attracting new people, too. Plus, he's a Central alum! Hoping to have a good showing of Central alumni, West Philly folks, and others at this event. Come out for food, drink, and to hear the thoughts, perspective, and intentions of a potential new leader in our city.
HERE'S MORE ON JUSTIN:
Justin DiBerardinis is the Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships at Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. He has lead the garden’s effort to build a public space and program rooted in access, inclusion, and social justice.
Justin built his career in organizing and community building, working as an organizer for the Eastern Philadelphia Organizing Project (EPOP) and Good Schools Pennsylvania. Later, he served as the Legislative Director for Councilwoman Maria Quinonez-Sanchez developing legislation focused on progressive taxation and corporate accountability.
Justin is a lifelong Philadelphian with a passion for the City and a deep belief in the power of public space to inspire and define the values of a community.
He lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.