#soundthehorn People’s Emergency Center’s Hosts Another Great Panel: Gentrification
On Thursday, April 24, 6-9pm, at PECO’s Energy Hall (2301 Market
Street) five (5) prominent Philadelphia thought leaders took part in
‘Sounding the Horn: A Crossfire Discussion on Gentrification.’ Over the
course of three (3) rounds, these leaders covered everything from the
history of gentrification and its effect on identity formation, to
tackling whether gentrification is a necessary step in urban
revitalization. Structured in a debate format, the audience was given
the opportunity to choose which speaker gave the best arguments, after
each round, via tweeting
the discussion was modeled after the rapid-fire pace of ESPN’s ‘Around
the Horn.’ Panelists included: Otis Bullock, Executive Director of
Diversified Community Services; John Chin, Executive Director of the
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation; Maya Francis, freelance
writer on gentrification topics; Penelope Giles, Executive Director of
the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation; and Gilberto
Gonzalez, author and noted designer.
People’s Emergency Center.
Emergency Center, a volunteer group of young professionals who are
committed to PEC’s mission of nurturing families, strengthening
neighborhoods, and driving change in West Philadelphia.
Horn: A Crossfire Discussion on Educational Outcomes’ was the second in a
series of conversations around global issues that affect our
communities. The first ‘Sounding the Horn’ took place in the Fall of
2013, and focused on educational outcomes, the ongoing conversation
regarding public vs. charter schools, and how we prepare our young
people to compete on a global level.
|Tiffany Tavarez and Megan Smith, Brownstone PR||Thanks to Philly Chit Chat photographer Mike Hirata for capturing this event for us.|