Elephants on the Avenue: Poetry, Story Circle, and Paper Fan Making Workshop with Yolanda Wisher

14 May 2016
Historic Germantown, 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

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Historic Germantown’s story circle and paper fan-making workshop with Yolanda Wisher. Photo by Jill Saul.

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Historic Germantown’s story circle and paper fan-making workshop with Yolanda Wisher. Photo by Jill Saul.

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Historic Germantown’s story circle and paper fan-making workshop with Yolanda Wisher. Photo by Jill Saul.

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Yolanda Wisher leads a story circle and paper fan-making workshop at Historic Germantown. Photo by Jill Saul.

Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle as part of Historic Germantown's Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class and Community in Historic Germantown. Participants are encouraged to bring personal photos and paper scraps to create handmade paper fans.

Elephants on the Avenue is a series of public programs and community events that use the arts as a catalyst for community dialogue and engagement around race and class in the diverse Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Led by collaborating artists and historians, these interpretive programs creatively explore such themes as indifference and respect, racism and tolerance, slavery and abolition, and exclusion and inclusion.