Community Commentary

Community Commentary Fara IllichApril 7, 2021
Myths About homelessness in Downtown Phoenix: Upending Common Assumptions

In order to help dispel some of the myths surrounding homelessness, and the damaging stigmas that follow, the Phoenix Community Alliance's Social and Housing Advancement Committee is opening up a public dialogue on the subject called "Community Voices." Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Amy SchwabenlenderApril 6, 2021
Community Voices: Understanding Homelessness at the Human Services Campus

As executive director of the Human Services Campus in Downtown Phoenix, Amy Schwabenlender develops and leads strategic work to end homelessness through permanent, supportive housing. Read more about her take on how to help solve this complex issue. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Lauren PotterMarch 19, 2021
22 Women-Owned Businesses In DTPHX

From restaurants and retail boutiques to coffee shops, breweries and more — here are 22 female-owned businesses to know, support and celebrate in Downtown Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Donna ReinerMarch 4, 2021
The Women Who Built Phoenix: Flora Rosson and the Women of Heritage Square

It was Flora Rosson who purchased all of Heritage Square in 1882 and gradually divided up the block - becoming one of Phoenix's first female developers. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneDecember 18, 2020
Downtown Phoenix Celebrates 60 Years of ‘Psycho’

“Psycho Day” on December 11 is a unique Phoenix tradition that honors the city’s connection to the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho. Both the date and Phoenix are featured in the... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Phoenix Community AllianceNovember 5, 2020
Moving beyond stigmas and stereotypes: Facts about homelessness in Phoenix

In Phoenix and across the country, deep-seeded stigmas surrounding homelessness influence policy-making, policing, access to healthcare, employment and permeate nearly every aspect of society. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Donna ReinerOctober 21, 2020
The Story Behind Gerardo’s Building in Downtown’s Warehouse District

Just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks, a once-thriving neighborhood of residential and commercial buildings catering to Hispanics existed within what we now call the Warehouse District. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Frank M. BarriosOctober 8, 2020
Hispanic History of the Phoenix Warehouse District

A brief look into the Warehouse District's multicultural past. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Marshall ShoreJune 24, 2020
LGBTQ+ Tour of DTPHX

Some of the buildings may be gone, but the memories will last a lifetime. Take a journey through Downtown Phoenix's colorful, queer history with the Valley's own Hip Historian, Marshall Shore. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneMay 13, 2020
A Glimpse Into Phoenix’s Segregated Past: The “Green Book” Guide to Downtown

The "Green Book," an African-American guidebook for travelers, helped serve black people in segregated cities and towns - including Phoenix. Shockingly, Phoenix was one of those segregated places. Click here for more info.

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