Oct 17, 2017

Development Without Displacement: POPPYN Screening on Friday, Nov 3

On November 3rd at Temple University, POPPYN will screen their latest episode about housing, neighborhoods and gentrification. Community members and leaders of the Philadelphia Tenants Association, Aquinas Center, Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities and JUNTOS will join a panel discussion after the screening. Come learn about the movement for affordable housing in Philadelphia and how both youth and adults can get involved. 

Time:  5:30-7:30

Location:  Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Hall Annex


Sep 19, 2017

Collab Director Releases New Book on Grassroots Organizing in Education

Our Execuitive Director, Barbara Ferman, just released her 4th book, “The Fight for America’s Schools: Grassroots Organizing in Education.”

The book, now available at Harvard Education Publishing and on Amazon, brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.


Sep 13, 2017

Collab Student films screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Great News! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now featuring films produced by VOICES, POWER and POPPYN in their new exhibition, Philadelphia Assembled, at the Perelman Building’s Black Box Theater. The exhibit will be live until mid December.

Philadelphia Assembled is an “expansive project that tells a story of radical community building and active resistance through the personal and collective narratives that make up Philadelphia’s changing urban fabric.” Learn more about the exhibit here: http://phlassembled.net/   21433050_1411923158877127_4460606518909174997_n[2]
Aug 20, 2017

Summer Recap: Healing and Resistance!

This summer, students from VOICES and POWER explored healing and resistance, while four students studied abroad through our partnership with the Experiment in International Living. POPPYN completed an episode on Environmental Justice and began a new episode on Housing, Neighborhoods and Gentrification, to be released this fall! Check out our Summer Newsletter for more details.




Jun 02, 2017

POWER Interns Final Event on June 7th!

YOU’RE INVITED!  Our POWER Interns are releasing new podcasts and short films at our community event June 7 at 5:30 pm. We hope you can celebrate their hard work with us! Details in the flyer: