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Join us on Friday, August 23 as we celebrate the life and legacy of WURD founder, Walter P. Lomax Jr. M.D. In recognition of his work as a physician and entrepreneur we will feature wellness activities throughout the day along with the introduction of our new “Lively-Hood” initiative that focuses on job readiness, workforce development and entrepreneurship. This event is OPEN and FREE to the public! CLICK HERE to register for WURD’s Founder’s Day and/or for The Lounge Live Mixer, hosted by Sincerely Syreeta!
Don’t forget to join or renew your forWURD membership for the discounted Founder’s Day rate of $80 and if you want to volunteer CLICK HERE!
To learn more about the life and legacy of WURD Radio’s Founder, Walter P. Lomax Jr. M.D., CLICK HERE!

Founder’s Day Schedule Includes:

7:00am – 10am

  • Wake Up With WURD
  • Host: Solomon Jones
  • Heim Center


  • Doors Open to the Public

9:30am – 10:15am

  • Qi Gong
  • Led by: Dr. Carol Penn
  • Skyline Terrace

10:00am – 11:00am

  • The Legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., MD: A Family Discussion
  • Host: Sara Lomax-Reese
  • Heim Center

11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Resume Writing Workshop with PA Career Link
  • Heim Center West

11:00am – 12:00pm
Live Broadcast

  • Host: Helanah Warren
  • Heim Center

12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Panel Discussion: Equitable Development
  • Heim Center
  • Host: Brother Shomari
  • Panelists
    • Charles Lomax, Lomax Real Estate Partners
    • Ken Weinstein, Developer/Founder, Jumpstart Germantown
    • Tayyib Smith, Little Giant Creative
    • Dominique Casimir, Deputy Commissioner of Real Estate, City of Philadelphia

12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Pitch Workshop
  • BRIC

1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Host Meet and Greet
  • forWURD Suite

1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Live Broadcast
  • Host: Dr. Aaron Smith
  • Heim Center

1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Expungement Workshop
  • Heim Center West

1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Yoga
  • Led by: Dr. Robbin Alston
  • Rooftop Terrace

2:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Tech Corner
  • Led by: Joel Wilson
  • Heim Center West

2:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Lively-HOOD: The Future of Work and Thriving Communities
  • Host: Charles Ellison
  • Panelists
    • Jeff Brown, Brown’s ShopRite
    • Chekemma Townsend, Philadelphia Youth Network
    • Dr. Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
    • Dr. Jamie Bracey, STEM expert, Workforce Innovator and Cultural Economist
  • Heim Center

3:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Live Broadcast
  • Host: Envy McKee
  • Heim Center

4:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Life Span by Zip Code — ecoWURD
  • Host: Renee Chenault-Fattah
  • Panelists:
    • Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP
    • Tommy Joshua, Executive Director, North Philly Peace Park
    • Dr. Sharelle Barber, Assistant Research Professor, Urban Health Collaborative, Drexel University
    • Michael O’Bryan, Village of Arts and Humanities
  • Heim Center

5:00pm – 7:00pm

  • The Lounge Live
  • Host: Sincerely Syreeta
  • Live DJ
  • Skyline Terrace

All Day:

  • Lively-HOOD Job Fair
  • Heim Center East
    • Employers Include:
      • Independence (IBX)
      • Temple University
      • Community College of Philadelphia
      • Sugarhouse Casino
      • Heat & Air Guys
      • Amoroso’s
      • The Philadelphia Inquirer
      • Brown’s ShopRite
      • Economy League
      • Philabundance
      • Philadelphia Youth Network
      • Career Link
      • Supra-Emsco
  • WURD Wellness Open Air Studio
  • Skyline Terrace

Founder’s Day Highlights To Include:

  • Daylong Live Broadcast
  • Dynamic Panel Discussions 
  • Mindful Movement 
  • Expungement Resources
  • Job Fair
  • Career Readiness Workshops 



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