Grupo Motivos with Scribe Video Center
Production Facilitator - Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty; Humanities Consultant - Rickie Sanders; Post Production - Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty
This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.
The African influence is rich at El Colobó, a garden in the Norris Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created by Grupo Motivos, an organization of women of Puerto Rican descent who formed a support network for the affirmation of their identity, El Colobó is the neighborhood’s first African garden. It is a place where community members gather to learn about their African heritage and celebrate the influence of African cultures in Puerto Rico and North America through art, dance, music and agriculture.