City residents shopping in Philadelphia’s food deserts face insurmountable and complex hurdles: proximity, affordability and quality. Food deserts, areas in which shoppers have limited access to healthy food, are created by the capitalist system when profit-motive compels private grocery store owners to center their businesses in high income areas, leaving residents in impoverished neighborhoods with […]
About Echo Alford
Echo is a revolutionary, parent, artist, and volunteer with the Philadelphia Liberation Center, with an extensive background in community activism and mutual aid. Forced to withdraw from the University of the Arts due to the harsh realities of capitalism, they developed a passion for connecting their work in the arts to building working class power in their community and helping to meet the needs of those left behind by the capitalist system.