We host #ParkHillTalks in places that people feel comfortable to share their experiences and stories. These are often places that people already congregate regularly.

In a barbershop, conversations occur about community. It’s a place that people return to on a regular basis to not only freshen their appearance, but also to develop friendships, talk about what’s impacting their lives, and ultimately building community.

#ParkHillTalks have unofficially been occurring in places like House of Hair Barbershop for as long as the neighborhood has existed. Bringing the structure of community organizing to the barbershop helps provide the platform to turn the conversations to action.

September 10, 2019

  • 25 attendees

  • Key topics

    • Economics/Housing

      • New development in the neighborhood

      • Communal responsibility

      • Respectful and transparent neighbors

      • Changing neighborhood dynamics

  • Outcomes

    • Attendees agreed that it was time to take action and to work together as a community to address the issues that have been raised at the seven barbershop meetings.