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New Germantown Mural Features Poet Ursula Rucker And Proclaims “We Still Here!”

December 8, 2021

Absolutely in love with this (relatively) new mural honoring legendary poet, Ursula Rucker and the words of local youth and community members. Titled We Still Here!, the mural was created this past summer by artists Chip Thomas (aka “Jetsonorama”), Ursula Rucker, and Gaia with Sarah Kolker and her Mural Arts’ Art Education Program summer school students! It sits at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and West Armat Street at Maplewood Mall.

“Emanating from a megaphone, Ursula Rucker’s call that We Still Here! amplifies the community voices that have long championed the diversity and brilliance of this historic community,” Mural Arts wrote on Instagram. “So much hard work. So much LOVE. So much community effort and engagement,” Ursula added on her Instagram post. She also goes on to tag the many more individuals that helped to bring this mural to life, and you can see that post here.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to listen to my 2018 interview with Ursula Rucker for Season 2, Episode 3 of my Streets Dept Podcast. There’s hardly a more deserving person for a Philly mural!

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