After Washington D.C. we went up to Philadelphia, PA. We had no clue where we would set up, and after driving around the city center we decided to set up in Love Park. It is a small park in the middle of the city with a sculpture that says “Love,” so many people were walking by to take photos nearby.
We spoke to a wide array of people, including students, locals, and people from around the world. A few different groups of people who walked by were visiting for an Anthropology conference. They were really excited about Branching Together because of the hope it portrays about our future as a sustainable society.
Another group of people we spoke to for a while was a group of friends who live in Philly who are originally from Georgia (the country). They were walking around the city handing out food and water to homeless people on the streets. We talked with them about the power that an individual holds to change the course of the earth’s future.
The overall vibe in Philly from passers-by was powerful. A cop even pulled over on his bike to read the display, and said “I appreciate you!” Branching Together goes beyond these short interactions. The leaves of vows are meant for people to seriously consider how they can affect change on a large scale and live compassionately for the earth.
Branching Together is off to our last stop: Buffalo, NY!
Cheyenne and Susie