StRoll With Me: Penn and Powelton


Penn’s relationship with the neighborhoods that immediately border its campus is, well, complicated. Join Michael Nairn (Urban Studies) as he walks us through Powelton, in the area just to the north of Lauder College House. He will talk about the history of campus development in the area by both Drexel and Penn explaining why the area looks the way it does. We will also talk about the Philadelphia-based African liberation group, MOVE, which was bombed by the Pennsylvania state police force in 1985, and about the current move towards gentrification in the area.


Friday September 17th, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM