President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

For the next month, I will wander home to home and connect with subsistence farmers in villages scattered through the countryside.  I will have the unique opportunity to engage on an intimate level with so many different aspects of the Rwandan culture and society.  This year will provide quite the journey, and there is an intangible exhilaration in being just at the beginning of it.

Dr. Alessandra Intili