Bridging African American and Immigrant Communities in West Philadelphia

Posted by on September 15, 2008

Bridging African American and Immigrant Communities in West Philadelphia

A discussion with Fatimah Muhammad from Welcoming Center West and Penn Prof. Domenic Vitiello

Friday, September 19, 3-5pm

Penn Fine Arts Library, room 306, 220 South 34th Street

Please join us for this semester’s first meeting of the Philadelphia Migration Project, a collaborative research initiative among faculty and students from Penn’s Schools of Arts & Sciences, Design, Education, Law, and Social Policy.  Fatimah Muhammad will share her work developing Welcoming Center West on 52nd Street, a new resource for businesses and residents of West Philadelphia that mobilizes immigrant and receiving communities around mutual social and economic goals.  Fatimah will discuss this and other efforts to bridge African American, African, Caribbean, and Asian communities in West Philadelphia with City Planning Prof. Domenic Vitiello, who studies community and economic development in the region’s immigrant neighborhoods.

This forum is supported by the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

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