Home Safe by Ernel Martinez and Shira Walinksy. Photo by Steve Weinik.
was a year-long, socially engaged public art project initiated by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program in collaboration with youth enrolled in our Art Education program and in other activities sponsored by local community organizations. The Project was led by artists Ernel Martinez and Shira Walinsky; project manager Shari Hersh; Dr. Carolyn Cannuscio and her team at the University of Pennsylvania; journalist and radio producer Elizabeth Perez-Luna and WHYY. People’s Emergency Center, The Attic and Covenant House, organizations with considerable experience in working with homeless youth, served as advisers. The project provided an interdisciplinary framework, based in artistic co-production, to illuminate the stories of young people impacted by housing insecurity and to generate dialogue among diverse stakeholders.

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