Last year an incredible 43 groups, and over 600 people, joined the Peoplehood Parade to represent their work, their communities, and to walk in solidarity with each other as we celebrate those living and working at the forefront of fighting against oppression and discrimination.

Peoplehood is not just an an event, it is also a beautiful art-making and community building process that takes hundreds of artists, activists, adults, children, and community members to create. Peoplehood is shaped by the people who create it, and we’d love you and/or your group be a part of that process. 


We’d love to get your group involved! In art builds, hosted at Spiral Q’s studio, we will work with groups to create puppets, screen prints, banners and more to support their campaigns and to make an appearance in the Peoplehood parade. We also have opportunities to connect artists to your youth or neighborhood group for a small workshops. Fill out this form to let us know what you’re interested in. 

In the five weeks leading up to Peoplehood Spiral Q will facilitate community conversations, creative meetings, open art builds and rehearsals at our warehouse space at 4247 Stiles Street in West Philly. There are also ways to help out with promotion before the Parade, and course we’d love for you to march in Peoplehood! More info TBA but fill out this form with your interest and we’ll put you on a special participation list. 



Saturday, October 21st
(rain date: Saturday, October 28th)

Parade LINES UP at 12PM

and DEPARTS at 1PM

Begins at The Paul Robeson House

4951 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia,

and moves into Clark Park at 45th Street and Kingsessing

The parade will be followed by performances in the “dog bowl” around 2:15


Everyone is welcome to help create the Peoplehood parade and pageant together this Fall in Spiral Q’s community art builds! All experience levels are invited to join in the puppet and prop building, paper machéing, cutting, painting, screen printing, sewing, idea-generating, and community building that lies ahead. We will be working with activists and community groups to create art for their protest and advocacy campaigns in the streets (and in the Peoplehood Parade) and developing and creating the Peoplehood Pageant! We will schedule times with groups so we can plan to org-specific projects, but individuals can drop in anytime – stay for a whole session, or pop in for a few hours! Peoplehood is powered by the people after all.

Check out Art Build dates, details on space and accessibility, parking and more in this comprehensive art build doc.

If you want to sign your group up to make art for your campaign and Peoplehood fill out this form. Feel free to reach out with any questions at


Need a reminder of the joy that is Peoplehood?
Here’s our video from last year!