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Sanctuary in Sickness, Sanctuary in Health

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Tinicum Township Fire Company

99 Wanamaker Avenue, Essington, Pa.
Advance registration recommended: Click here.

Explore the Philadelphia Lazaretto, one of the oldest quarantine stations in the United States, discover the critical role it played in Philadelphia’s immigration history, and contemplate the past, present, and future of health care for our most vulnerable.

Note: Due to ongoing construction, this program will no longer be held at the Lazaretto. The new location is the Tinicum Township Fire Company. Arriving from Wanamaker Ave., you will immediately see the Fire Company in front of you. Park in the parking lot in front of the building, but please do not use the spaces marked for the fire department only, The building is in the shape of an L, and the entrance is at the crook of the L. When you go inside, walk straight down the hallway; the community room is at the end of the hall on the left.


About The Series
Sanctuaries: Past into Present

Throughout American history, people have come to the Philadelphia region seeking opportunity, while others have been fleeing persecution, and still others have been forced here in chains. When have these migrants been granted the right to feel safe, and when have they been denied safety? How do we come to grips with our country’s contradictory history of celebrating the diversity these many migrations produced, while denying rights to many?

This spring, join friends and neighbors for “Sanctuaries: Past Into Present,” a series of free public seminars offered by The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Learn from local experts about Philadelphia’s immigration and migration history, hear from activists working in the region now, and grapple with how our complicated histories shape today’s social and political landscape.

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