Using Art To Lift Homeless, Enhance Transit

Date TBA

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s innovative Color Me Back program offers people experiencing economic and/or housing insecurity an opportunity to make art, earn same-day pay and access social services. In partnership with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the program reimagines the transit agency’s public spaces with a series of colorful murals adorning its walls and concrete columns. Participants in the program engage with outreach specialists who link them with support services, including social and behavioral health services and potential longer-term employment. Learn how Color Me Back positions art as a catalyst for change to create healthier, stronger and more beautiful communities.

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Jane Golden

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Nadia Malik

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Leslie S. Richards

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

This event will be in person

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge
Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Civic Engagement

Level:

Intermediate