Kind notes and sidewalk art brings positivity to vandalism site
South Philly Co-op Playschool‘s parents and children, along with other area residents, have been taking to the Meglio Furs storefront at Broad and Wharton to spread positivity after last week’s post-election vandalism.
The playschool spent Sunday drawing chalk art at the location, while others have been using post-its to spread messages like, “I stand with you against hate.”
So the neighborhood’s much-beloved long-abandoned Meglio’s wonky mannequin window got some hateful nazi trump graffiti last night. But when I walked by tonight our lady in beige was only wearing love notes. I have a stack of post-its, lemme know if u want a note on the window on your behalf. #lovetrumpshate
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About 10 to 15 families, according the South Philly Co-op parent Bethany Castillo Cann, met on Sunday at the site where swastikas, racist graffiti and references to Donald Trump were discovered spray painted on a storefront. The graffiti was washed off on Wednesday, but the parents at the Co-op had wanted to take action, and chose this as an appropriate place. Cann had suggested an immigration services building or another preschool before settling on Broad and Wharton.
2 thoughts on “Kind notes and sidewalk art brings positivity to vandalism site”
Normally I associate this type of feel-good nonsense with in-group posturing but this was really sweet. Go, kids!
I live on this block and pass this corner daily and just wanted to say thank you- it makes a difference.
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