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July 06, 2021
waterloop #105: Art As The Messenger With Tiffany Ledesma and Maura Jarvis

Philadelphia has embraced the use of arts and culture - from murals and music to superheroes - as a way to communicate with the community about water. The effort has especially focused on educating African-American, Latino, a...


Philadelphia has embraced the use of arts and culture - from murals and music to superheroes - as a way to communicate with the community about water. The effort has especially focused on educating African-American, Latino, and low-income neighborhoods about the safety of drinking tap water. The use of art as the messenger is discussed in this episode with Tiffany Ledesma and Maura Jarvis of the Philadelphia Water Department. They talk about how artists turn into ambassadors for water, the role of Water Woman in public engagement, and collaborating with Philadelphia poet laureate.

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