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Ali Roseberry-Polier

Ali Roseberry-Polier bridges the worlds of community organizing and public storytelling, connecting present-day activist campaigns to historical legacies of resistance. In both worlds, her work has focused on anti-racism, environmental justice, and queer liberation. She has planned conferences on issues facing queer and trans communities, created environmental justice workshops, given talks on LGBT student activism, and spent a year as a researcher on an archive of Black campus protest. Most recently, she was a student curator for the exhibition, “At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project.”

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

November 9, 2018  |  News

Affordable housing, displacement and gentrification, demolition for redevelopment--sounds a lot like today's local headlines, but Philly has been dealing with these issues for decades. This and more is addressed in the new exhibition, "Philadelphia: The Changing City," now on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the review > more

Pride And Prejudice: Honor LGBT History With Rizzo Statue Removal

Pride And Prejudice: Honor LGBT History With Rizzo Statue Removal

June 21, 2018  |  Soapbox

For Pride Month, Ali Roseberry-Polier takes a look at Frank Rizzo's legacy of aggression towards Philly's LGBT community and opines why his divisive monument should be moved > more

Taking History To The Streets With Preservation Activism

Taking History To The Streets With Preservation Activism

June 6, 2018  |  Soapbox

Ali Roseberry-Polier discusses civil rights history, selective public memory, and why she created an historical marker for a Black female activist who challenged segregation in 19th century Philadelphia > more