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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-
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