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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. Ali is currently working with the Philly AIDS Oral History Project to collect and share the stories of those who first responded during Philly's AIDS epidemic.

<em>Tonight Is Forever</em> Honors Stonewall Riots & Philly LGBT Activism History

Tonight Is Forever Honors Stonewall Riots & Philly LGBT Activism History

June 11, 2019  |  News

A new art installation at William Way LGBT Community Center connects local and national moments in gay liberation history. Ali Roseberry-Polier takes a look > more

Community Advocacy Coalition Releases New Report On Development & Displacement

Community Advocacy Coalition Releases New Report On Development & Displacement

May 31, 2019  |  News

Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities, a collection of 65 local organizations, releases data and suggestions to help alleviate Philly's housing crisis. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the details > more

Nation's Largest AIDS Wellness Center On The Verge Of Closing

Nation’s Largest AIDS Wellness Center On The Verge Of Closing

April 23, 2019  |  News

Siloam Wellness Center has been used as a model for HIV/AIDS wellness centers across the country since it opened 24 years ago. But its future, and its funding, hangs in the balance. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the story > more

Neighbors In Spruce Hill Mobilize As Arvilla Eviction Nears

Neighbors In Spruce Hill Mobilize As Arvilla Eviction Nears

January 29, 2019  |  News

Affordable housing nonprofit Mission First evicts residents of The Arvilla in West Philadelphia, displacing a community of low-income families. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the details > more

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