Join us in the 16th annual Peoplehood, an all-ages people-powered tradition/holiday that brings community together to celebrate our past year, tell our stories, and look forward to building a more just and joyous year ahead. Peoplehood is and always has been an expression of challenging discrimination in all its harmful forms. This year’s Peoplehood Parade will pay powerful tribute to the movement for Black lives, and we at Spiral Q make this offering as artists in response to this critical moment. We invite you and your group, in all of your creativity and boldness, to move together with us as you always have – or in solidarity with this year’s theme.

    • Move in the parade! March with us, walk with us, roll through the streets with us! Wheelchairs, bicycles and strollers are welcome (but motorized vehicles are not. We are people-powered).
    • Bring your own banners, signs and artwork, or create something new!
    • You can choose to join a Spiral Q art section that will highlight five strands of our theme: The Shoulders We Stand On, In Memoriam: Lives We’ve Lost, Defiance + Dismantling, Healing + Reconciliation and Dare to Imagine Transcendence — or you can appear with your own expressions and messages.
    • The parade will culminate in Clark Park with a series of participatory art-making activities in honor of our theme. Contact us if you’d like to lead an activity or “table” for your organization in the park!

If you would like to join in, be sure to contact Liza at if you have any questions. And please help us spread the word! Individuals, groups of friends and family can drop in and join the parade (no registration necessary, but you can register if you’re so inclined!). The more people, the stronger the Peoplehood.

Please note: the parade route is roughly 1.25 miles. If you want to move in the parade and have limited mobility, meet us along the parade route! Fill out the form above and we’ll be in touch.

artwork by Erik Ruin




Saturday, October 24th

Parade LINES UP at 12PM at the Paul Robeson House

and STEPS OFF at 1PM

Begins at The Paul Robeson House
4951 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia, PA

and moves into Clark Park at 45th Street and Chester Avenue

The parade will be followed by a participatory group art-making activity in Clark Park around 2PM


(AS OF 10/10/15)

The Friends of Clark Park


Brandywine Peace Community

Camp Sojourner

Caucus of Working Educators (WE)

Girard Medical Center

Girls Rock Philly

Green Party of Philadelphia

Little Chair Printing

Neighborhood Bike Works

New Jerusalem NOW

Philadelphia Coalition for REAL Justice

The Paul Robeson House

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Vitus Shell

The West Powelton Steppers

Youth Volunteer Corps

PEOPLEHOOD 2015 is made possible with the support of Bread & Roses Community Fund