To love your block, you need to know your block. No neighborhood — in Philly or anywhere else — just appeared, fully formed, out of nowhere. They are shaped by governmental, financial, corporate, and societal forces over the course of history. And to understand why things are the way they are now, some context is required.
So we’re doing a little reading group: we'll begin with The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, move on to Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and finish with Evicted by Matthew Desmond to cover the past ~80 years or so of housing in the US.
These are all difficult conversations, we know, but they're important ones to have if you want to understand what's going on, or even just be a better neighbor. Check out the link in our bio to sign up, and join Laura & Caroline on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30PM for the first meeting of our Housing History Book Club.
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