Rasheedah Phillips's Community Futures Lab in Sharswood is underway - Generocity Philly

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Jun. 17, 2016 10:55 am

Rasheedah Phillips’s Community Futures Lab in Sharswood is underway

The Community Legal Services attorney and Afrofuturist has launched the project to document the effects of redevelopment in her neighborhood.

Rasheedah Phillips.

(Photo by Tony Abraham)

Sci-fi author Rasheedah Phillips believes her Afrofuturist philosophies can be used as a salve to heal the wounded.

It’s one half of her fight against racial inequity and injustice.

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.”

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