Tabadul: Third Neighborhood Forum @ U School

Posted On:
13 April, 2017
Past Events
Date: Friday, May 5, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: U School | 2000 N. 7th St. Philadelphia, PA

Free and Open to the Public | Find more information and registration link on our Facebook page.  

Join Al-Bustan for the third Neighborhood Forum of the Tabadul: Cross Cultural Exchange Through the Arts Project!

Expect an evening of music and spoken word performances around culture and identity, in addition to collective art-making activities using photographic portraits and poetry, and of course food from different cultures. We encourage participants to bring a dish that represents your cultural heritage with a description card. These forums bring youth and adults together across neighborhoods to exchange ideas and representations of culture and identity through collective art-making. One participant shared, “[This method] facilitated conversation very well with people I did not know… creat[ing] a rich exchange.

Are you a local restaurant around the U School? Would you like to support this event by sponsoring 1-2 dishes or beverages that is reflective of your culture and your restaurant? We will list you on our website, social media posts, and promote you in the forum. Contact Tabadul Project Assistant, Josh at josh@albustanseeds.org

Learn more about what happened in our first Neighborhood Forum at Palumbo Academy, second Neighborhood Forum at GFS, and the rest of the great work of the Tabadul Project that has happened so far at NEHS this year!

Use #TabadulPHL on social media to stay up to date on Al-Bustan’s Tabadul Project!

Pictures from our First Neighborhood Forum at Palumbo:

What is a Neighborhood Forum?

SHARE + ENGAGE:  Over the span of the academic  year, NEHS students will host or be hosted by a school in another neighborhood to jointly share their artwork. The forums will provide opportunities for collective art-making dialogue sessions on culture with audience participation. NEHS students will present the art they have produced in Dr. Jay Fluellen’s class with the Al-Bustan teaching artists Jacob Winterstein (poetry/spoken word), Hafez Kotain (percussion), and Dave Tavani (photography).


One of the goals of #TabadulPHL is for individuals to take ownership of and share how their culture and identity is represented. The neighborhood forums aim to build bridges between youth across neighborhoods to strengthen cohesiveness across the Philadelphia community by uncovering commonalities and appreciating how difference can be complementary rather than adversarial.

Upcoming Forums:

Northeast High School in Northeast Philly: June 9, 2017

Thanks to our funders who have made this year-long program possible: