Restoring Trust through Grassroots Peacemaking Event (September 22)

In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Philadelphia and the Rotary Happy Hour Club, Spruce Foundation hosted a panel discussion on grassroots peacemaking where guests heard from speakers representing various constituencies across Philadelphia how citizens, institutions, and city officials can work together to have more productive relationships, to mitigate violence, and to build safer communities.

Moderated by Otis Bullock

Speakers included:

  • Julie Wertheimer, Chief of Staff, Criminal Justice for the City of Philadelphia
  • Lt. D.F. Pace, Philadelphia Police Department
  • Brendon Jobs, Assistant Director of Community Life, The Haverford School
  • Shahmar Beasley, student activist, Philadelphia Rotary Happy Hour Club

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