Save the North Philly Peace Park!

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Community organizer Patrice K. Armstead joins me to talk about gentrification and how the changing landscape of this city is threatening the North Philly Peace Park.

The North Philly Peace Park is under threat from planned development to the Sharswood section of Philadelphia. The proposed plan would pave over the Peace Park, erasing years of hard work, and replace it with “market rate” homes. Low income residents who have built a community in that area will be scattered to the wind. For almost three years the Peace Park has provided a way for inner city kids to connect with nature and each other; in the past year many people have been using the Peace Park as a source of healthy food. Will we sit back and watch it be destroyed?

For info on how you can get involved send a message to the North Philly Peace Park on facebook, or email Patrice at Parmstead@gmail.com

Part I

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