A Daily Lift – March 10, 2021

Good Morning,


I hope that you are doing well!


Our “lifts” for today:

From Karen Brann (Faculty Affairs)

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Spring Tour Season Begins March 13
Offering three new routes!

Experience firsthand how art ignites change by exploring the world’s largest outdoor art gallery and getting to know Philadelphia’s stunning mural collection on a guided walking tour. This spring, three new routes are being launched to go along with the fan-favorite Mural Mile Center City Walking Tour.

Book a Tour Now!


From Ken Lambert (CBE)

Virtual Panel Discussion: OutLoud! LGBTQI + Experiences in the Music Industry

March 11 at 1 PM (EST)

A first-of-its-kind virtual panel discussion titled OutLoud! LGBTQI+ Experiences in the Music Industry. The event will feature eight prominent LGBTQI+ artists from around the globe who will partake in an illuminating conversation moderated by the sagacious music journalist DJ John Murph.

Co-presented by DC Jazz Festival and the Embassies of Finland and Sweden in Washington, D.C., sponsored by The Corner at Whitman-Walker, and in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, the panel will examine the role that sexuality and identity play in artistic development and expression, and discuss the possibilities, challenges, or boundaries the panelists have experienced due to their backgrounds. The panel will also explore the role of historic representations of LGBTQI+ people in music and discuss the importance of their greater positive representation in the music industry.

FREE and open to the public. Tickets are limited, and registration is required.

Register here



A year ago, on March 13, 2020, the University announced that employees would start working remotely, classes would move online, and events and University-related travel would be cancelled. It is hard to believe that it has been a year, and what a year it has been!


The Penn COVID-19 Community Archiving Project by the University Archives and Records Center “seeks to document the experiences of the University of Pennsylvania community of faculty, students, administrators, staff, researchers, alumni, and others during the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic.”  You can contribute to the project by going to:



The Library of Congress is building new collections documenting the pandemic. Collections Include Photographs of Community Impact, Web Archiving of Public Health Data and Artist Responses to the Health Crisis:



Please share some “lifts” to include next week, as we mark our One Year Anniversary of the Daily Lifts on March 20th.


Stay safe and healthy!