(Photo by Tony Abraham)
Sci-fi author Rasheedah Phillips believes her Afrofuturist philosophies can be used as a salve to heal the wounded.
The other half is her full-time job as a housing attorney with nonprofit Community Legal Services. Phillips’s two-frontwar is now physically melding in Sharswood with the launch of Community Futures Lab, a project that embraces Afrofuturism as a community response to redevelopment and displacement happening in the North Philadelphia neighborhood.
Phillips told PhillyVoice the project aims to document the community’s “stories and memories of Sharswood/Blumberg as it once was and as they would like to see it become.”-30-
From our Partners
Reimagining housing: A Q & A with Diana Lind
Opinion: Demolition of Gloria Casarez mural would be a massive loss for Philly
In PA, few experience eviction relief and still face mounting debt
Inscripción Doble en Congreso: Lo que trae el futuro
Temple University’s COVID outbreak left North Philadelphia’s Black community ill-equipped and uninformed
During COVID-19, underserved communities in Philly rely on tech to connect
‘An Act of Thanks,’ North Philly community celebrates a win against gentrification
Dual Enrollment at Congreso: Where does it go from here?
Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity