Keynote Address sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP
Rasheedah Phillips, artist, author and managing attorney of the Landlord-Tenant Housing Unit of Community Legal Services. Reception to follow.
Rasheedah Phillips is an artist, author and managing attorney of the Landlord-Tenant Housing Unit of Community Legal Services, where she advocates for clients facing eviction. Rasheedah began her legal career as a 2008 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow, and from 2008-2012 she directed the Childcare Law Project, which provided legal support to child care providers, including non-profits and small business owners, and advocated on legislative issues that affect child care businesses. Rasheedah is also the creator of Community Futures Lab, a performance space and community center located in the Sharswood area of North Philadelphia, where she and other local artists and advocates are documenting the histories of the rapidly changing neighborhood. Rasheedah’s work was recently referenced in The New York Times and Art in America, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 Next Generation of Women Leaders Rising Star Award and the 2016 Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art.