Already known for farm-fresh ingredients, add strong civic engagement advocates to the long list of reasons to visit the Art Museum Area's Mugshots Coffeehouse. Last week, Mugshots played host to Philly UP's Coffee & Politics meet up, the first of its kind. The meet up was designed to maintain the increase in civic engagment following the 2018 election.
"There have several big questions surrounding the uptick in political engagement and activism among progressive Philadelphians and Americans in recent months. But perhaps the largest of these has been whether the anti-Trump fervor we have seen will be maintained and translated into tangible political change. Skeptics will point to the Occupy demonstrations that sprung up in Philadelphia and around the world, which were high on emotion and protest, but did not deliver in the way of translating that discontent into movement on the legislative level."