SPACES Residency at The Village of Arts and Humanities
June 6, 2014
In early May, we received the incredible news that our project had been chosen for the inagural cycle of SPACES: a residency program of The Village of Asts and Humanities in North Philadelphia. We are so excited to work alongside such an amazing group of folks! If you're in the area anytime between August and January, be sure to come by and say hello!
Here is a brief overview of Philly's iteration of the project:
The People's Library and Paper Collective will workwithThe People's Library and Paper Collective will work with a multitude of individuals and community partners to start a People’s Library storefront on the Germantown Business Corridor that will serve as (1) a command center for expungement workshops, legal clinics and other interventions that engage collectively with the causes, effects, and alternatives to social justice issues in North Philadelphia; and (2) a start-up creative business and workforce- development program where re-entry adults and youth create hand-made fine papers and books from discarded paper-based material, author community histories, host open-mic spoken word and poetry readings, and lead weekly writing clubs that encourage dialogue with incarcerated friends and family.