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Why Rasheedah Phillips wants Temple University to collaborate on Community Futures Lab

Circa 2012. September 14, 2016 Category: PurposeShort
Sci-fi author and housing attorney Rasheedah Phillips launched Community Futures Lab as a way to help preserve the stories and memories of the Sharswood and Blumberg communities in North Philadelphia.

Phillips, who graduated from Temple University in three years (while simultaneously holding down and job and caring for her child), wants to see more involvement from her alma mater.

“There was a sense like [Temple] was a people’s school, that you as a Philadelphian who went to a poor, stupid high school could go to and actually get a good education,” Phillips told The Temple News. “Temple has archives with all types of things in it that would be useful to the project.”

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