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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? An Artist Round Table Discussion

May 10 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Levittown, Folcroft, Whitman Park, Mt. Airy. A roundtable conversation about race, economic status, and where people can live. Alex Baker, whose parents were the first black family to move to Folcroft, Delaware County will be our guest speaker. Others directly connected or witness to events depicted in the exhibition may also share their experiences, to be followed by time for questions and comments. Each of the communities highlighted in the Rosalind Bloom’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” exhibition experienced attempts at housing integration during the Civil Rights Era. We invite participants to think about: – How and why did these experiences differ? – How has the discussion of issues surrounding housing equity changed over the years? – Are there lessons to be learned from the past? This event and free and open to all. Suggested donation to attend is $5 per person.
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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