/reconstructions apr 10 '17


The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 901 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 76 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and prisons in the U.


/reconstructions mar 8 '17

Blurry Edges

“Northern Liberties might be getting too hip for its own good--and it doesn't help when people call it "NoLibs." The post-hip yuppie types are moving in and rents are going up up up. Don't let that scare you, though--it's still a great 'hood.


/reconstructions feb 28 '17

The First Time

Public art is not an art “form”. Its size can be huge or small. It can tower fifty feet high or call attention to the paving beneath your feet. Its shape can be abstract or realistic (or both), and it may be cast, carved, built, assembled, or painted.


/reconstructions dec 13 '16

Palimpsest - Reconstruc­tions Presentation

The following text is a play written by Mona Washington for the Collaborators Assembly on December 11th, 2016. It served as an introduction to Reconstructions Site 2 which focuses on displacement in the changing city.


/reconstructions dec 12 '16

Reconstructions Guiding Principles

Public Site Proposal Guiding Principles - Reconstructions Atmosphere The following is a set of guiding principles for the Reconstructions Atmosphere. These principles are meant to guide our Atmosphere throughout its life and in all of its manifestations, irrespective of changes to its goals, strategies, or actions.


/reconstructions nov 2 '16

event: The 34th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference

Information from The 34th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference held in Philadelphia 2016. Reconstructions Editor, Denise Valentine attended and presented her own story. The 34th “In the Tradition.


/reconstructions sep 26 '16

Women's Community Revitalization Project Ribbon Cutting

Spirit News Article Article from Spirit News Riverwards: The Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) and partner Firm Hope Baptist Church cut the ribbon during a ceremony Friday at Grace Townhomes, a newly built residential development that brings 36 townhomes to a formerly blighted lot in Port Richmond.


/reconstructions aug 12 '16

Field Trip to William Goldsby's House

On the afternoon of July 9, 2016, Reconstructions Working Group members gathered in the home of William Goldsby, in Nicetown/Tioga. William is the Director of Reconstruction, Inc, a leadership program for individuals in re-entry.


/reconstructions may 7 '16

Field Trip to Lest We Forget Slavery Museum

On a grey day in spring, ten Reconstructions Collaborators gathered to visit the Lest We Forget Slavery MuseumLest We Forget Slavery Museum in Port Richmond. We were greeted by Gwen Ragsdale, her mother, and husband, and began to watch their featured film which tells the history of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.


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