Philadelphia Radical Reference Collective

Contact Karen Kohn for more information or to get involved.

Events/Demos in Philadelphia

Events and Demonstrations going on in Philadelphia will be posted here:

First Meeting

We had our first meeting of the Philadelphia Collective on November 3, 2005. In attendance were Karen Kohn, John Iliff, another Karen, and Tracey Maleef. We discussed what the collective could do. The main idea that we came away with was offering to lead workshops for various groups. I (Karen) know someone from the Philly IMC, whom I will contact with a list of topics that we could do workshops on. John is very technologically knowledgeable, and he has also spoken about the Patriot Act.

Here are the topics:
RSS feeds (setting them up and subscribing to them)

If anyone else has Philadelphia connections or ideas on how we should proceed with outreach, suggestions are welcome.

General Information

We are currently meeting sporadically at LAVA in West Philadelphia. This is a meeting space for various activist groups, with whom we hope to develop connections.

You can contact us at radrefphilly @

We also have a mailing list that can be reached at To join, send an email to

Meeting with IMC

John Iliff and I (Karen Kohn) attended a meeting of the Independent Media Center on November 30, 2005. The Philly IMC is in a cool building that volunteers have significantly renovated (as in, adding a roof), and which houses a radio station, public computer lab, and newspaper.

John told group members that he could give trainings on setting up RSS feeds and podcasts. As the IMC is about to form a podcast collective, they were excited about this idea. We also discussed that I could help them find background information for their news stories (John could do this too, but I'd be the first one to ask since he is contributing in other ways).

That's about it. We're hoping something comes out of this meeting.