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'Soup Movements' Act As Mini-Think Tanks

In Philadelphia, sisters Nikka and Claire Landau have started a group called "Philasoup" for the city's educators. Attendees put $5 apiece into a pot, get some soup — usually donated — and discuss their proposals to improve education in the city. At the end of the evening, the group votes on which proposal deserves the night's pot of money, which is given as a microgrant. Similar klatches have sprung up all over the country in Brooklyn, Fort Worth, Los Angeles and other cities as part of America's growing "soup movement."
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