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 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson speaks about his experiences living in the Point Breeze neighborhood during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House January 16, 2016.

2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson speaks about his experiences living in the Point Breeze neighborhood during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House January 16, 2016.

 Visual Documentarian Donnell Powell takes a photo of Alice and Beresford Gabbadon during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.  "I grew up in Point Breeze my whole life," said Alice. "When I was a young girl, that’s when I first started to see the drug problems come to life in Point Breeze. I could leave. I could move to the Main Line with my daughter, look down on all the cars buzzing by, but I don’t want that. Even though there are drug and gang problems, I’m still here for my community and I love the people of Point Breeze."  

Visual Documentarian Donnell Powell takes a photo of Alice and Beresford Gabbadon during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

"I grew up in Point Breeze my whole life," said Alice. "When I was a young girl, that’s when I first started to see the drug problems come to life in Point Breeze. I could leave. I could move to the Main Line with my daughter, look down on all the cars buzzing by, but I don’t want that. Even though there are drug and gang problems, I’m still here for my community and I love the people of Point Breeze."  

 Malayja Tooles, 2, looks on as her grandfather, Michael Bell, listens in on the conversation during The Redline Project at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Malayja Tooles, 2, looks on as her grandfather, Michael Bell, listens in on the conversation during The Redline Project at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

 Lead organizer Lisa Nelson-Haynes talks with student volunteers during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in the Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Lead organizer Lisa Nelson-Haynes talks with student volunteers during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in the Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

 Helen Boggs and Michael Bell begin to prepare lunch during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project, held at the Neighbors in Action Association house in Point Breeze March 12, 2016. 

Helen Boggs and Michael Bell begin to prepare lunch during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project, held at the Neighbors in Action Association house in Point Breeze March 12, 2016. 

 Alice Gabbadon, 74, holds a picture of her late brother, Charlie (center), and two of his friends sitting on the corner of 22nd and Greenwich in Point Breeze, Philadelphia.  "He's dead, he's dead, he's dead," Gabbadon said, pointing to each of the men in the photo. "All because of drugs."

Alice Gabbadon, 74, holds a picture of her late brother, Charlie (center), and two of his friends sitting on the corner of 22nd and Greenwich in Point Breeze, Philadelphia.

"He's dead, he's dead, he's dead," Gabbadon said, pointing to each of the men in the photo. "All because of drugs."

 Al Custis, 42, speaks during The Redline Project workshop while his son, Kheli, 9, rests on his lap January 16, 2016.  "All I ever knew was 18th and Dickinson. It is somewhere, even now, I call a comfort zone for me. If I’m going through a situation, I go to the corner and see my friends, vent to somebody. It’s clearing my head to a certain extent."

Al Custis, 42, speaks during The Redline Project workshop while his son, Kheli, 9, rests on his lap January 16, 2016.

"All I ever knew was 18th and Dickinson. It is somewhere, even now, I call a comfort zone for me. If I’m going through a situation, I go to the corner and see my friends, vent to somebody. It’s clearing my head to a certain extent."

 Participants in the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia, take a lunch break February 6, 2016.

Participants in the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia, take a lunch break February 6, 2016.

  Gizelle Clemens, 29, poses in front of a mural at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016. In her hands, Clemens holds a framed photograph of herself with her late mother, Heather, who passed away in 2009.   "I went to boarding school for high school and was away for college in Connecticut. Everyone was everywhere else, and I never felt like I had roots anywhere. When I moved down [to Point Breeze], I felt like that was the spirit I had, I was going to find peace and love here in Philadelphia, and finally live out my mother’s dream."

 Gizelle Clemens, 29, poses in front of a mural at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016. In her hands, Clemens holds a framed photograph of herself with her late mother, Heather, who passed away in 2009. 

"I went to boarding school for high school and was away for college in Connecticut. Everyone was everywhere else, and I never felt like I had roots anywhere. When I moved down [to Point Breeze], I felt like that was the spirit I had, I was going to find peace and love here in Philadelphia, and finally live out my mother’s dream."

 Malayja Tooles, 2, shows a photo of herself to Mary Bell, 83, during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Malayja Tooles, 2, shows a photo of herself to Mary Bell, 83, during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

 Al Custis, 42, is joined by his children Khabirah, 5, and Kheli, 9, as he shares his story during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Al Custis, 42, is joined by his children Khabirah, 5, and Kheli, 9, as he shares his story during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

 Point Breeze resident Amelia Longo, 32, shares her story during the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016.   "It’s been almost two years since I moved here. I’ve gotten to know my neighbors, and it feels like home...but it’s still hard to know where I do and don’t belong. I bought my house in part as a commitment to Philadelphia, but to be honest, I don’t know how long I’ll be this house, or in Point Breeze. If I get involved and then move, is that just interference?"

Point Breeze resident Amelia Longo, 32, shares her story during the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016. 

"It’s been almost two years since I moved here. I’ve gotten to know my neighbors, and it feels like home...but it’s still hard to know where I do and don’t belong. I bought my house in part as a commitment to Philadelphia, but to be honest, I don’t know how long I’ll be this house, or in Point Breeze. If I get involved and then move, is that just interference?"

 Point Breeze resident Rhonda Moore poses for photos during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project on March 12, 2016. Moore teaches Ballroom dancing to elementary students in Philadelphia and is also a dance faculty member at Temple University.   "Every element of the neighborhood is not the greatest, but that’s every neighborhood. The block is a fairly united one. We participate in cleanups on my block and every house is involved to some degree."   

Point Breeze resident Rhonda Moore poses for photos during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project on March 12, 2016. Moore teaches Ballroom dancing to elementary students in Philadelphia and is also a dance faculty member at Temple University. 

"Every element of the neighborhood is not the greatest, but that’s every neighborhood. The block is a fairly united one. We participate in cleanups on my block and every house is involved to some degree."

 

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 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson speaks about his experiences living in the Point Breeze neighborhood during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House January 16, 2016.
 Visual Documentarian Donnell Powell takes a photo of Alice and Beresford Gabbadon during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.  "I grew up in Point Breeze my whole life," said Alice. "When I was a young girl, that’s when I first started to see the drug problems come to life in Point Breeze. I could leave. I could move to the Main Line with my daughter, look down on all the cars buzzing by, but I don’t want that. Even though there are drug and gang problems, I’m still here for my community and I love the people of Point Breeze."  
 Malayja Tooles, 2, looks on as her grandfather, Michael Bell, listens in on the conversation during The Redline Project at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.
 Lead organizer Lisa Nelson-Haynes talks with student volunteers during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in the Point Breeze January 16, 2016.
 Helen Boggs and Michael Bell begin to prepare lunch during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project, held at the Neighbors in Action Association house in Point Breeze March 12, 2016. 
 Alice Gabbadon, 74, holds a picture of her late brother, Charlie (center), and two of his friends sitting on the corner of 22nd and Greenwich in Point Breeze, Philadelphia.  "He's dead, he's dead, he's dead," Gabbadon said, pointing to each of the men in the photo. "All because of drugs."
 Al Custis, 42, speaks during The Redline Project workshop while his son, Kheli, 9, rests on his lap January 16, 2016.  "All I ever knew was 18th and Dickinson. It is somewhere, even now, I call a comfort zone for me. If I’m going through a situation, I go to the corner and see my friends, vent to somebody. It’s clearing my head to a certain extent."
 Participants in the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia, take a lunch break February 6, 2016.
  Gizelle Clemens, 29, poses in front of a mural at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016. In her hands, Clemens holds a framed photograph of herself with her late mother, Heather, who passed away in 2009.   "I went to boarding school for high school and was away for college in Connecticut. Everyone was everywhere else, and I never felt like I had roots anywhere. When I moved down [to Point Breeze], I felt like that was the spirit I had, I was going to find peace and love here in Philadelphia, and finally live out my mother’s dream."
 Malayja Tooles, 2, shows a photo of herself to Mary Bell, 83, during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.
 Al Custis, 42, is joined by his children Khabirah, 5, and Kheli, 9, as he shares his story during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.
 Point Breeze resident Amelia Longo, 32, shares her story during the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016.   "It’s been almost two years since I moved here. I’ve gotten to know my neighbors, and it feels like home...but it’s still hard to know where I do and don’t belong. I bought my house in part as a commitment to Philadelphia, but to be honest, I don’t know how long I’ll be this house, or in Point Breeze. If I get involved and then move, is that just interference?"
 Point Breeze resident Rhonda Moore poses for photos during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project on March 12, 2016. Moore teaches Ballroom dancing to elementary students in Philadelphia and is also a dance faculty member at Temple University.   "Every element of the neighborhood is not the greatest, but that’s every neighborhood. The block is a fairly united one. We participate in cleanups on my block and every house is involved to some degree."   

2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson speaks about his experiences living in the Point Breeze neighborhood during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House January 16, 2016.

Visual Documentarian Donnell Powell takes a photo of Alice and Beresford Gabbadon during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

"I grew up in Point Breeze my whole life," said Alice. "When I was a young girl, that’s when I first started to see the drug problems come to life in Point Breeze. I could leave. I could move to the Main Line with my daughter, look down on all the cars buzzing by, but I don’t want that. Even though there are drug and gang problems, I’m still here for my community and I love the people of Point Breeze."  

Malayja Tooles, 2, looks on as her grandfather, Michael Bell, listens in on the conversation during The Redline Project at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Lead organizer Lisa Nelson-Haynes talks with student volunteers during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in the Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Helen Boggs and Michael Bell begin to prepare lunch during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project, held at the Neighbors in Action Association house in Point Breeze March 12, 2016. 

Alice Gabbadon, 74, holds a picture of her late brother, Charlie (center), and two of his friends sitting on the corner of 22nd and Greenwich in Point Breeze, Philadelphia.

"He's dead, he's dead, he's dead," Gabbadon said, pointing to each of the men in the photo. "All because of drugs."

Al Custis, 42, speaks during The Redline Project workshop while his son, Kheli, 9, rests on his lap January 16, 2016.

"All I ever knew was 18th and Dickinson. It is somewhere, even now, I call a comfort zone for me. If I’m going through a situation, I go to the corner and see my friends, vent to somebody. It’s clearing my head to a certain extent."

Participants in the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia, take a lunch break February 6, 2016.

 Gizelle Clemens, 29, poses in front of a mural at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016. In her hands, Clemens holds a framed photograph of herself with her late mother, Heather, who passed away in 2009. 

"I went to boarding school for high school and was away for college in Connecticut. Everyone was everywhere else, and I never felt like I had roots anywhere. When I moved down [to Point Breeze], I felt like that was the spirit I had, I was going to find peace and love here in Philadelphia, and finally live out my mother’s dream."

Malayja Tooles, 2, shows a photo of herself to Mary Bell, 83, during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Al Custis, 42, is joined by his children Khabirah, 5, and Kheli, 9, as he shares his story during The Redline Project workshop at The Dixon House in Point Breeze January 16, 2016.

Point Breeze resident Amelia Longo, 32, shares her story during the second session of The Redline Project, held at Independence Charter School in Philadelphia February 6, 2016. 

"It’s been almost two years since I moved here. I’ve gotten to know my neighbors, and it feels like home...but it’s still hard to know where I do and don’t belong. I bought my house in part as a commitment to Philadelphia, but to be honest, I don’t know how long I’ll be this house, or in Point Breeze. If I get involved and then move, is that just interference?"

Point Breeze resident Rhonda Moore poses for photos during the third and final workshop of The Redline Project on March 12, 2016. Moore teaches Ballroom dancing to elementary students in Philadelphia and is also a dance faculty member at Temple University. 

"Every element of the neighborhood is not the greatest, but that’s every neighborhood. The block is a fairly united one. We participate in cleanups on my block and every house is involved to some degree."

 

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