Continuity and Change: Can Gentrification Work for All?



Philadelphia is changing. Many neighborhoods do not look or feel like they did 20 years ago. Was this change inevitable?


To some, gentrification is a dirty word. To others, it’s the promise of a better quality of life. Join WHYY and the Kingsessing Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia for a Community Conversation as we explore the harm and hope that gentrification can cause and discuss ways to balance continuity and change. Dinner will be provided. 



Amir Richardson, WHYY's Community Conversations Convener

Ben Remsen, Kingsessing Branch Librarian.


Christopher "Flood The Drummer" Norris, WHYY’s Managing Editor for Community & Engagement.  


For your safety and the safety of others we strongly encourage that you are vaccinated for this in-person event. Masks are strongly recommended. This event will have a capacity of 40 people including staff. 

This program is presented in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia and supported by the Sutherland Family.

Date & Time
Monday, December 6, 2021
Doors open 6:00pm
Discussion 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 


Kingsessing Recreation Center 
4901 Kingsessing Ave Phila. PA 19143

General Admission
General admission to the event
Additional Donation