SO MUCH student celebration! It was awesome to have so many ways to celebrate our students and to give them ways to connect with each other as Philly kids. Students don’t get many opportunities to interact with students from other schools, that was a really special part of the event. – Palumbo teacher Colleen Lawson-Thornton
On December 9, 2016, taking tabadul – exchange to the city level, students come together to jointly share and engage with their artwork on culture and identity in different neighborhoods. As the the forums are open to the public, we were joined by community members, a representative from Barra Foundation, one of the main funders of the project, and PhillyCam students. Colleen’s students were MC’s and curated the interactive photography exhibit.
The evening culminated with an array of cultural foods reflective of the South Philly neighborhood around Palumbo. All food was generously donated from these food establishments: Sansom Kabob House, Talluto’s, Blue Corn, Al-Zaytouna, Taffet’s, Quetzally and Las Llomas. Don’t forget to check them out and tell them you tasted or heard about them from Al-Bustan’s Tabadul Project! #TabadulPHL