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How Philly Neighborhoods Killed the Crosstown Expressway

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Find out how a diverse group of neighborhood activists helped save South Street from being destroyed in the late ’60s and early ‘70s.  You can fight City Hall … and win!

Panelists include:

  • Joel Spivak, architect, artist, former owner of Rocketships & Accessories and originator of Philadelphia’s National Hot Dog Month Celebration.
  • Marge Schernecke, a community organizer and leader in Queen Village whose family has lived in the area for five generations.
  • Paul Levy, founding CEO of the extremely successful Center City District and author of “Queen Village: The Eclipse of a Community.”
  • Ruth and Rick Snyderman, founders of The Works and Snyderman Galleries, and key players in organizing the “South Street Renaissance.”
  • Conrad Weiler, former activist on preventing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods & Temple political science faculty member since 1968.
  • John Coates, former housing development leader and executive director for SCPAC, a coalition of river-to-river community groups.

Don’t miss this special event co-sponsored by the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation and Queen Village Neighbors Association. It will be taped for YouTube.


October 19, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church
916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Queen Village Neighbors Association
Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation

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